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April 28, 2015

HAWQ swoops into Hortonworks Data Platform

Pivotal HAWQ SQL will be available on Hadoop engine.

By James Nunns

Pivotal HAWQ has been made available on the Hortonworks Data Platform, allowing for SQL on the Hadoop engine to be leveraged by enterprises.

Additionally, support has been added for Apache Ambari so that HAWQ will move away from a proprietary management and configuration framework to an open source, Hadoop environment.

Sundeep Madra, Vice President, Data Product Group, Pivotal, said: "Pivotal HAWQ brings a maturity to SQL on Hadoop processing that leverages a decade worth of product development effort that was invested in Pivotal Greenplum Database."

"What makes this announcement so exciting is bringing Pivotal HAWQ closer to a common Hadoop core. We look forward to customers who are invested in the Hortonworks Data platform to get their hands on Pivotal HAWQ and take advantage of all the benefits the world’s most advanced, and fastest, SQL on Hadoop engine."

Pivotal HAWQ’s full SQL compliance for analytic workloads can address the business needs of enterprise more quickly than with the traditional Hadoop stack and has been given the HDP Certification.

This means that customers can be assured that integration has been fully tested and validated.

John Kreisa, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Hortonworks, said: "Pivotal is an important partner in the Hadoop ecosystem, and we are excited to see Pivotal’s commitment to supporting the Hortonworks Data Platform."

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"The certification of Pivotal HAWQ on HDP gives our customers enterprise-grade maturity in SQL-based analytics that Pivotal HAWQ brings to the table."

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