Hortonworks DataFlow Leverages Open Apache Tools for Streaming Analytics

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 11, 2016

Hortonworks, which focuses on the open source Big Data platform Hadoop, has steadily been shifting gears in response to the trend toward streaming data analytics. And now, the company has announced the next generation of Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) version 2.0 for enterprise productivity and streaming analytics.

"HDF is an integrated system for dataflow management and streaming analytics to quickly collect, curate, analyze and deliver insights in real-time, on-premises or in the cloud," the compay reports. "With HDF, customers get an easy to use and enterprise ready platform to manage data in motion anywhere and in any environment."

DataFlow wraps in several cutting-edge open source technologies from Apache. It has new graphical user experience and integration of Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm into Apache Ambari for accelerated deployment and real-time operations.

“We have seen significant HDF adoption across our customer base,” said Jamie Engesser, vice president of product management, Hortonworks. “Customers clearly want an integrated real time solution for streaming data and the new functionality of HDF 2.0 accelerates business value from data-in-motion for customers.”

“Our business depends on actionable insights from combining data-at-rest with data-in-motion at scale,” said Mike Bishop, chief systems architect, Prescient. “Prescient pulls information from 49,000+ sources to determine which physical, health and environmental threat factors are most relevant to the business continuity and personal safety of specific travelers. Connected Data Platforms allow us to create value for our customers and are powering our real-time business of keeping travelers safe.”

As we've reported numerous times, Hortonworks is also a big player in the arena of Hadoop training and certification. To further expand the HDF ecosystem, Hortonworks’ Partnerworks program now includes a new HDF Product Integration Certification program designed to simplify integrations of HDF into a company’s IT architecture. The program provides validation of pre-built integrations between enterprise technologies and HDF. It also offers testing and certification processes.

Key partners collaborating with Hortonworks on HDF technology integration include Attunity, HPE Security – Data Security, Impetus Technologies StreamAnalytix, SAS and Syncsort. More information about the Product Integration Certification Program can be found here.