Splunk Inc., which provides a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Hortonworks, a contributor to Apache Hadoop, have formed an alliance to enable organizations to gain operational intelligence using open source Apache Hadoop. The alliance enables organizations to use Splunk Enterprise and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) through Splunk Hadoop Connect, which moves data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop.
HDP is a 100% open source data management platform for Apache Hadoop and the only distribution available for Windows Server, and the integration of HDP and Splunk Hadoop Connect opens up new data possibilities, according to the companies. For example, customers can use Splunk Enterprise to collect machine data from across the organization and deliver it to Hadoop for batch analytics. In addition, the output of Hadoop jobs can be imported into Splunk Enterprise for fast analysis and visualization.
"Splunk Enterprise delivers more value as organizations integrate larger and more diverse datasets to the platform. Hortonworks, with its open source roots and ability to operate on Microsoft Windows Server, brings an entirely new data proposition to Splunk customers utilizing Hadoop," said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk.
Visit the Splunk website to learn more about Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Hadoop Connect. To learn more about the Hortonworks Data Platform, visit the Hortonworks website.