Hortonworks is one of the world's leading experts in big data. They develop, implement and support open-source technologies for this specialist segment. Their customers are some of the biggest global brands from banks to automotive companies.
They, in fact, don't sell products, but they offer support subscriptions and professional services. These revolve around open-source technologies from the Apache Foundation and in particular a software technology called Hadoop.
Hadoop is an ecosystem of open-source tools used in big data. It has over 20 tools that cover areas like governance, security, management and operations.
For their clients that are paying for support subscriptions, they wrap up the latest releases of these open source tools into a release. These versions of the tools have been tested together, stable and ready for production use.
Jamie Engesser, vice president of product management at Hortonworks, says the company believes its focus on 100% open-source, enterprise-ready features and ease of use is the right path to deliver Connected Data Platforms to enterprise customers.
“The Big Data market shows no signs of slowing down, and Hortonworks is well positioned to power the future of data,” he says.
Hortonworks puts emphasis on the latest release delivering enterprise-ready features with the integration of comprehensive security and trusted governance.
Within the release, Hortonworks highlights some key advancements:
Ths version 2.5 release is now available. A free technology preview can be downloaded from the HortonWorks website here.