Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows now available, broadening the accessibility of Hadoop

Hortonworks has announced the general availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0 for Windows, the “next release of the industry’s only 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows,” writes Herain Oberoi on the SQL Server Blog.

“With Windows Server leading all operating system in usage share (two out of every three servers run Windows Server), HDP 2.0 for Windows dramatically broadens the accessibility of Hadoop.”

Oberoi says as part of Microsoft’s “overall big data approach, we are deeply invested in ensuring customers have choice and interoperability when building and running Hadoop-based solutions. This includes providing customers the choice to deploy Hadoop data in the cloud on Windows Azure.”

Applications that are built on HDP for Windows on-premises can be “easily deployed in the cloud for platform flexibility. Additionally, customers can leverage Power BI (Business Intelligence) for Office 365 to connect to either HDP 2.0 for Windows or Windows Azure HDInsight to empower Microsoft Excel users with compelling insights on big data.”

HDP for Windows, Oberoi writes, “continues our joint commitment to opening up the Hadoop platform to as many people as possible.”

To learn more, read Hortonworks blog post, and to read Oberoi’s post, head over to the SQL Server Blog.

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