|[January 30, 2013]
Hortonworks Achieves Quality Assurance and Certification for Rackspace Private Cloud
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, today announced that the Hortonworks
Data Platform (HDP), the industry's only enterprise-ready,
100-percent open source platform powered by Apache Hadoop, has achieved
certification for Rackspace (News - Alert) Private Cloud. As a part of The Rackspace
Open Cloud™ platform, the company launched the Rackspace Private
Cloud Software in August 2012, with thousands of organizations in over
125 countries spanning all continents downloading the product. HDP is
the only Apache Hadoop distribution to have received this certification.
Combining the power of enterprise-class Apache Hadoop in HDP with
Rackspace Private Cloud, organizations now have a secure, scalable
environment to refine, explore and enrich their data using Hadoop.
With HDP, data can be processed from applications that are hosted on
Rackspace Private Cloud environments, allowing organizations to quickly
and easily obtain additional business insights from this information.
The provisioning, monitoring and management cmponents of HDP are
important enablers for the integration with the Rackspace Private Cloud,
providing an easy path for getting data into and out of the cloud.
"The Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop
assessed and certified for Rackspace Private Cloud, enables enterprise
organizations to test the open source big data platform's compatibility
with OpenStack-powered private clouds," said Paul Rad, vice president,
Private Cloud, Rackspace. "As a consistent, supportable and proven
platform, Rackspace Private Cloud is now enabling Hortonworks Data
Platform customers to quickly and easily access and analyze data from
across their private cloud-powered deployments in Apache Hadoop."
After a detailed testing and validation process, Hortonworks Data
Platform is now certified for building private clouds based on Rackspace
Private Cloud Software v2.0. HDP qualifies for the Rackspace Private
Cloud Open Reference Architecture "Mass
Compute with External Storage", signifying that it has met specific
integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with
Rackspace Private Cloud Software.
"The Hortonworks Data Platform is emerging as the de facto Apache Hadoop
distribution for cloud providers, and the certification for Rackspace
Private Cloud is another significant step in the enterprise viability of
Hadoop," said Herb Cunitz, president, Hortonworks. "Our commitment to
the 100-percent open source model ensures that cloud providers will
avoid any vendor lock-in when deploying HDP and Rackspace Private Cloud,
and further extends the Apache Hadoop ecosystem to the private cloud,
providing another method for exploring and enriching enterprise data
Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the
preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big
data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache
Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a
growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is
the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the
Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to
install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical
support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems
integrators and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.
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