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

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:00am EDT

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Companies announce plan to accelerate Project Savanna within the OpenStack

PORTLAND, Ore.--(Business Wire)--
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. 

Project Savanna

The collaborative effort between Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat will focus
primarily on contributing engineering resources to Project Savanna, originally
developed 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. 

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"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

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

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