Hortonworks Expands Partnerships with Microsoft, Google Cloud, and IBM

Many companies today are relying on at least two cloud platforms for a variety of reasons, including a desire to place workloads where they fit best, cloud locality and regional regulatory requirements, or simply to avoid being locked in with just one vendor, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks.

At its DataWorks 2018 conference in San Jose, Hortonworks is showcasing expanded partnerships with key cloud vendors—Microsoft, Google Cloud, and IBM—along with the announcement of Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0.

Clinton spoke to DBTA last week before the launch.

Recognizing that customers have not only hybrid—spanning on premise and cloud—but also multi-cloud architectures, the enhanced partnerships are aimed at providing customers with greater flexibility and choice so they can “align their business strategy with their data strategy," Clinton noted.

By renewing and extending its longstanding relationship with Microsoft, Hortonworks is giving customers more choice as to where their analytic and Internet of Things data workloads run. Customers can deploy Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) and Hortonworks DataPlane Service (DPS) products natively on Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to extract value from data of all types. Additionally, customers can also use Microsoft Azure HDInsight, a fully managed service powered by Hortonworks Data Platform which delivers Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

Enhancements to Hortonworks’ existing partnership with Google Cloud further optimize Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deliver next-gen big data analytics for hybrid cloud deployments. This partnership will enable customers to leverage new innovations from the open source community via HDP and HDF on GCP for faster business insights.

And finally, IBM and Hortonworks are announcing IBM Hosted Analytics with Hortonworks (IHAH), which presents the companies’ integrated solution available as a service on the IBM Cloud. With IHAH, users are given a fully-provisioned data management and analytic environment via the cloud, comprising HDP, IBM Db2 Big SQL, and the IBM Data Science Experience, for quick setup, provisioning, security, and deployment.

Hortonworks was recently named to the DBTA 100 2018 List of Companies that Matter Most in Data.

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