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October 29, 2012

Rackspace, Hortonworks collaborate to deliver OpenStack, Hadoop applications for cloud

The companies will focus on eliminating the complexities, time taking manual processes that are required for implementing a Big Data application

By CBR Staff Writer

Open cloud company Rackspace Hosting has collaborated with Apache Hadoop development, implementation, support, operations and training firm Hortonworks to empower customers with an Hadoop platform that is easy to use in the Cloud.

Under the partnership, the companies will deliver an OpenStack-based Hadoop application for the public and private cloud, which can be deployed in minutes.

Both the companies will focus on reducing complexities and time-consuming, manual processes that are required for implementation of Big Data application.

Rackspace will release an OpenStack public cloud-based Hadoop service, which will be validated and supported by Hortonworks and will enable customers to create a Big Data environment in short time.

Through the joint efforts, customers will be able to engage Hortonworks to support running Hadoop on Rackspace infrastructure, including its public cloud, private cloud inside Rackspace and its dedicated servers.

Hortonworks will provide customer guidance and support to customers who want to deploy Hortonworks on Rackspace Private Cloud Software in their own datacentre.

In addition, Hortonworks and Rackspace will combine their technical certification programmes for Rackspace Private Cloud Software and the Hortonworks Data Platform, respectively.

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Rackspace CTO John Engates said by joining forces, the company intend to turn Hadoop into an on-demand service running on the Rackspace open cloud and in clusters on private cloud infrastructure in our data centres or the customer’s data centre.

"The Hortonworks Data Platform packages the open source Apache version of Hadoop," Engates said.

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