Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat Team to Simplify Deployment of Apache Hadoop on OpenStack

Companies announce plan to accelerate Project Savanna within the OpenStack Foundation

Online PR News – 27-April-2013 – Dubai, UAE – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Hortonworks, the leading contributor to ApacheTM Hadoop®, Mirantis, the largest OpenStackTM systems integrator and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and the largest contributor to the most recent release of OpenStack, today announced they are working together to contribute significantly to Project Savanna under the OpenStack community guidelines to deliver Apache Hadoop on OpenStack. This collaboration aims to provide many benefits including providing open source APIs and simpler transitions when moving Hadoop workloads between public and private clouds because re-tooling will not be required.

OpenStack is a framework for building and managing private, public and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds with core software projects providing compute, storage and networking management services, and a shared identity service and dashboard. Hadoop enables distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. The goal of Project Savanna is to enable OpenStack users to easily provision and manage elastic Hadoop clusters to speed the development and deployment of cost-effective Hadoop on OpenStack.

Project Savanna
The collaborative effort between Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat will focus primarily on contributing engineering resources to Project Savanna, originally introduced as an OpenStack project by Mirantis. An important initial step for Savanna is to provide an integration point for third party Hadoop provisioning and management frameworks, such as the Apache Ambari project. This will allow enterprise users to provision Hadoop distributions very quickly via OpenStack APIs and Dashboard. In addition, Savanna will allow the utilization of unused compute power from a general purpose OpenStack infrastructure pool for Hadoop workloads. The companies expect to demonstrate the technology at the Hadoop Summit on June 26, 2013 in San Jose, Calif.

Supporting Quotes
“With its efficient use of hardware and unparalleled agility, the cloud is a logical deployment platform for Apache Hadoop and one that we see many of our customers preferring,” said Bob Page, vice president, Products, Hortonworks. “Coupled with the fact that Hadoop is a net new workload for many organizations, deployment on OpenStack is a logical fit. By committing efforts to simplify the deployment and management of Hadoop on OpenStack through linkage with Ambari, we believe we can meaningfully accelerate the time to production for organizations building out new Hadoop projects.”

“Our vision for Savanna was to simplify deployment and management of these big data Hadoop workloads on OpenStack. We are delighted to see industry heavyweights, such as Red Hat and Hortonworks, starting to contribute their expertise to the Savanna project,” said Ilya Elterman, Sr. Director of Cloud Services at Mirantis. “This is a major advancement for the open source community and we are happy to collaborate with Hortonworks and Red Hat.”

“As enterprises and service providers look to big data as a competitive differentiator and the open hybrid cloud as an innovation platform, Hadoop deployments can accelerate OpenStack adoption and benefit from consistent interfaces across public and private cloud implementations,” said Greg Kleiman, director of strategy, Storage, Red Hat. “Red Hat is committed to working on Project Savanna within the OpenStack Foundation to make it simpler for enterprises to move big data workloads between public and private clouds easily and cost-effectively.”


About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com

About Mirantis
Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. Its focus is vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, HP, AT&T, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine. www.mirantis.com.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.