Coming on the heels of the newly announced Open Data Platform Initiative (ODP), which includes Platinum level founding members Pivotal® and Hortonworks, the two companies today announced a unified approach to meeting enterprise data management and analytics needs through a strategic and commercial alliance. Pivotal and Hortonworks will focus their efforts around a consistent core of Apache™ Hadoop®-based capabilities, including product integrations, joint engineering and production support. This strategic alignment marks a concerted strategy by both companies to leverage core competencies to maximize the benefits to their enterprise customers and partners.
The strategic partnership marries Pivotal’s best-in-class SQL on Hadoop, analytical database and NoSQL in-memory technologies, with Hortonworks’ best-in class expertise and support for Hadoop. The Pivotal/Hortonworks alliance includes the following:
- Pivotal and Hortonworks will align engineering teams to accelerate the enterprise capabilities of Apache Hadoop® with Pivotal technologies, including HAWQ® and Pivotal GemFire®.
- Pivotal and Hortonworks will provide all available advanced services in the Pivotal Big Data Suite on the Hortonworks Data Platform. Beginning with the market leading SQL on Hadoop solution, HAWQ. This delivers the world’s best SQL on Hadoop to Hortonworks customers for advanced analytics.
- Hortonworks will provide escalation level support for Pivotal HD 3, Pivotal’s Apache Hadoop Distribution.