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November 15, 2016updated 30 Jun 2022 12:03pm

Hortonworks lands Hadoop Spark on AWS Cloud

Hortonworks already has a partnership in place with Microsoft Azure.

By James Nunns

Hortonworks is coming to the Amazon Web Services Cloud so that customers can leverage the benefits of Apache Hadoop and Spark for new workloads and analytic applications.

The open source cloud service, which will be available under hourly and annual billing options on the AWS Marketplace, looks to tap into the growing demand from businesses for real-time decision making.

The Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS is said to have been specifically optimised to run well on AWS for enterprise “ephemeral workloads” and will integrate with AWS services such as Amazon Simple Storage, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Hortonworks said that the service will offer benefits such as a fast onramp to running the most common Hadoop, Spark and Apache Hive workloads in the cloud. The big data company also said that its services can be configured and pre-tuned for the most popular use cases.

Shaun Connolly, chief strategy officer, Hortonworks, said: “We are enabling modern applications on a connected data architecture and believe customers should have a consistent data experience across the cloud and the data center.

“Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS gives customers an on-demand cloud service for a prescriptive experience for the most common Hadoop, Spark and Hive use cases with community support and the flexibility of hourly and annual billing through existing AWS Marketplace accounts.”

AWS said that many of its customers that want open source based applications such as the Hortonworks Data Cloud in a managed software catalogue and that its appearance on AWS will give the customers a quick route to faster, data backed decision making.

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Currently around a quarter of the Hortonworks customer base already has some cloud footprint alongside on-premises workloads and this move looks set to appeal to that existing customer base and also make it easier to sign up more that were looking for an easy move to the cloud.

This isn’t Hortonworks first relationship with one of the hyperscale cloud vendors as it already has a partnership with Microsoft that sees it offer HDInsight, a managed service, on Azure.

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