Yahoo-Backed Hortonworks Debuts Apache Hadoop Data Platform

As reported earlier this year, Yahoo and Benchmark Capital announced their backing and Apache Hadoop spin-off Hortonworks. The startup was launched to accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, the open source software that powers the data processing engines of the world’s largest web sites.

Today, Hortonworks is debuting the Hortonworks Data Platform. The company also announced support and training offerings and partner enablement programs to aid enterprises, ISVs and systems integrators in implementing Apache Hadoop-based solutions.

The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is a scalable, open and extensible platform powered by Apache Hadoop projects including the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase and Zookeeper. Also included are HCatalog, a metadata management service for simplifying data sharing between Hadoop and other enterprise information systems; Ambari, an open source installation and management system; and open HTTP/REST APIs that make it easier for ISVs to integrate and extend Apache Hadoop.

Hortonworks also announced support, training and enablement services for the entire Hadoop ecosystem. Hortonworks training offerings are designed to overcome Hadoop knowledge gaps for developers, architects and administrators. The startup says that all Hortonworks services are backed by the development team that has contributed the majority of code to the core Apache Hadoop projects.