Yahoo Japan has selected Hortonworks, a provider of Apache Hadoop, to build one of the largest Hadoop clusters in Japan by launching a data platform based on the Hortonworks Data Platform.
Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is an enterprise grade data management platform that enables a centralized architecture for running batch, interactive and real time applications simultaneously across a shared dataset.
On February 2015, Hortonworks announced it has reached 1,000 partners. It has both reseller agreements and joint engineering relationship with HP, Microsoft, Rackspace, Teradata and SAP.
Yahoo Japan will engage in joint engineering with Hortonworks, contributing back to the Apache Software foundation community to strengthen Hadoop’s performance and functionality.
Yahoo Japan will build the next generation of its existing and new products with HDP as the core infrastructure of its multi thousand node data center platform.
With this architectural shift, Yahoo Japan is expected to improve its Return on Investment (ROI), data capacity and processing performance for next generation web businesses.
“Our partnership provides engineering teams with the latest functionalities of the Apache Hadoop community. We can integrate into our sites the product of our cooperation with Hortonworks world class engineers, and together create an extraordinary problem solving engine,” said Motohiro Koma, vice president, data solutions at Yahoo Japan.
Recently, Cisco has signed software resale agreements with Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR for their Apache Hadoop Data Management capabilities and innovation.
Meanwhile, Hitachi Data Systems also signed an agreement with Hortonworks to jointly support and promote Hadoop. The agreement enables HDS to deliver HDP to Hitachi’s enterprise customers.