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Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat announce contributions to OpenStack Project Savanna

OpenStack Summit, Portland,OR —April 16, 2013—Hortonworks, the leading contributor to ApacheTM Hadoop®, Mirantis, the largest OpenStack® 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.

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.

Another illustration of Red Hat’s entrepreneurial flair and commitment to pen source solutions through partnering with leaders in the in the ApacheTM Hadoop® space to empower customer adoption through reduced time to market and improved management. It’s great to see and will be interesting to follow up. I wonder if this might lead to new solutions based on next generation hyper-scale servers which we have seen being spoken about both at Dell and HP recently.

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