Hortonworks Brings Big Data to Microsoft
March 7, 2013
Open source and Microsoft are fairly strange bedfellows. It is not often that readers would find the two mentioned in the same headline. However, what is a common headline these days is Big Data. For readers looking for headlines surrounding that term, there is no shortage. All of the themes above come together in one of the latest CMS Wire stories, “Hortonworks Brings Open Source Big Data Hadoop Platform To Microsoft’s Windows.”
The article begins:
“Further evidence that big data is going mainstream is the announcement from Hortonworks that its Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows (HDPW) is available in beta, making it the first Apache Hadoop distribution that is available for both Windows and Linux . . . HDPW should be on general releases as early as the second quarter. Using it, Hortonworks continues its mission to extend Apache Hadoop to every corner of the enterprise. With this release, users will be able to capture any amount of data and share it in any format, scaled to any size.”
So open source is on the move and no one can stop it, leaving the proprietary giants to get out of the way or adopt. It seems that Microsoft has chosen the latter. But just because everyone is scrambling to offer an open source based Big Data solution, it does not mean that they are all created equal. Take LucidWorks for example. Their LucidWorks Big Data rests on the power of Lucene and Solr and builds on years of industry experience. Plus, it is backed up by industry-leading support and training.
Emily Rae Aldridge, March 7, 2013