Pivotal HAWQ Now Certified on Hortonworks Data Platform

Pivotal HAWQ is now available on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), enabling the benefits of SQL on Hadoop  to be leveraged by enterprises that are investing in HDP. This marks the first time that the features and capabilities of Pivotal HAWQ have been made available outside of Pivotal. The availability aligns with a common Open Data Platform (ODP) Core that allows users to leverage the best-of-breed technology across providers.

In addition, with new support for Apache Ambari, Pivotal HAWQ moves away from a proprietary management and configuration framework to an open source, Hadoop-native environment, minimizing the total cost of ownership in managing the Hadoop stack, including Pivotal HAWQ.

Pivotal is aligning with the work of the Open Data Platform (ODP) by enabling the latest release of Pivotal HAWQ, to work out-of-the-box with HDP, now based on the ODP Core.

According to Pivotal, HAWQ’s full SQL compliance for analytic workloads addresses the business needs of enterprises and has now achieved HDP Certification ensuring for customers that the integration has been rigorously tested and validated by the engineering teams at Hortonworks and Pivotal.

“Pivotal is an important partner in the Hadoop ecosystem, and we are excited to see Pivotal’s commitment to supporting the Hortonworks Data Platform,” said John Kreisa, vice president,strategic marketing, Hortonworks. The certification of Pivotal HAWQ on HDP gives our customers enterprise-grade maturity in SQL-based analytics that Pivotal HAWQ brings to the table.”

Pivotal HAWQ on HDP can be deployed by purchasing Pivotal Big Data Suite flex licenses from Pivotal and HDP from Hortonworks.  Pivotal HAWQ will continue to be supported on the Pivotal’s Hadoop distribution, Pivotal HD, through the Big Data Suite license.

For more information on Pivotal HAWQ and its support on HDP, visit the HAWQ documentation page.