IBM and Hortonworks are expanding their partnership in order to combine technologies from the two companies and help users to better get to grips with their data.
The two companies will combine the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL into new integrated solutions.
“The combination of IBM’s data science and Hortonworks’ open and connected data platforms will benefit not only our respective clients, but also the Apache open source community because of our combined investment and collaboration,” said Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks. “We’re excited about the inevitable acceleration in technical innovations that this relationship is being designed to foster, the result being smarter and more agile businesses.”
What this will create is an integrated and open data science and machine learning platform that will help teams to collaborate and operationalise data science. Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics, said: “Incorporating advanced machine learning and deep learning capabilities, the combination of Hortonworks Data Platform with IBM’s Data Science Experience and the IBM Machine Learning platform can help clients achieve improved analytic results faster and at scale.”