From: Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director of Open Source Communities, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Great news! Hortonworks’ HDP for Windows is now generally available on Windows and Linux.
Here’s what the Microsoft SQL Server team had to say about the GA release (The Beta was announced and released in March):
“HDP offers customers a 100 percent Open Source Apache Hadoop distribution that is Enterprise-ready and interoperable across Linux, Windows Server and Windows Azure. For more details visit the Hortonworks website.”
And here’s what Hortonworks had to say about the new release:
“Built and packaged by the core architects of Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks Data Platform includes all of the necessary components to refine and explore new data sources, and find new business insights. As an ecosystem-friendly platform, HDP extends existing investments in applications, tools and processes with Hadoop.”
Note that existing HDP for Windows users in Windows or Linux can migrate easily the Windows Azure-based HDInsight service when they’re ready to take advantage of the performance advantages and low operating costs of Hadoop on Windows Azure.
We at Microsoft Open Technologies are glad to see this bridge open for customers’ big data needs.
Congratulations to the Hortonworks and Microsoft teams on a job well done!