EMC to Resell Hortonworks Data Platform Providing a Complementary Component to Data Architectures

Hortonworks, which provides and enterprise distribution of Hadoop, has signed a reseller agreement with EMC, to become a Select partner in EMC's Technology Connect Partner Program.

The agreement enables EMC to resell Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), an open source data platform powered by Apache Hadoop, providing customers with a simple way to purchase Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures.

This builds upon Hortonworks and EMC's existing relationship. In February 2015, Hortonworks and EMC announced HDP as one of the Hadoop offerings on the EMC Isilon Data Lake Foundation, with integration and certification of HDP on the EMC Federation Data Lake. Both Hortonworks and EMC are members of the Open Data Platform initiative, an industry effort focused on simplifying adoption of Apache Hadoop for the enterprise.

"EMC is a global leader in enabling providers to transform their operations, and we are excited to be accelerating our partnership," said Shaun Connolly, vice president, corporate strategy, Hortonworks. "Through this reseller agreement and becoming an EMC Select partner, we look forward to working strategically with EMC to assist our collective customers and partners to adopt Open Enterprise Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures."

According to the vendors, HDP together with EMC Isilon storage running the OneFS operating system provide a complete, tested and secure solution encompassing Apache Hadoop and related projects or leveraging a data lake to maximize the value of information. The certification and testing between the OneFS operating system and HDP along with collaborative efforts between EMC and Hortonworks, they say, serves to ensure that customers have a secure and optimized Hadoop platform on Isilon.

"EMC and Hortonworks have a deep existing relationship, and over the last several months have collaborated to certify the Isilon products with Hortonworks Data Platform in order to optimize Hadoop for the EMC customer base," said Sam Grocott, senior vice president, product marketing and management, emerging technology division, EMC Corporation. "The inclusion of Hortonworks Data Platform in EMC Select further enhances our Big Data initiative to enable EMC sales and channel partners the opportunity to offer an end-to-end Big Data solution."

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