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Hortonworks Updates Hadoop on Windows

Hortonworks has announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 (HDP) for Windows, an open source data platform powered by Apache Hadoop.

HDP 1.3 for Windows is the only Apache Hadoop-based distribution certified to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. This will enable Microsoft development shops to build and deploy Hadoop-based analytic applications.

The team says it is "delivering on the commitment to provide application portability" across Windows, Linux, and Windows Azure environments — as such, HDP 1.3 enables the same data, scripts, and jobs to run across both Windows and Linux.

New functionality in HDP 1.3 for Windows includes HBase, Flume 1.3.1, ZooKeeper 3.4.5, and Mahout 0.7.0. These capabilities exploit new types of data to build new business applications as part of their modern data architecture.

"Microsoft is committed to bringing big data to a billion users. To achieve this, we are working closely with Hortonworks to make Hadoop accessible to the broadest possible group of mass market and enterprise customers," said Herain Oberoi, director, SQL Server product management at Microsoft.

"Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 helps us bring Hadoop to Windows so that Microsoft customers can get the best of Hadoop from Hortonworks on premises and from Microsoft in the cloud via HDInsight. In addition, customers can take advantage of integration with Microsoft's leading business intelligence tools such as Power BI for Office 365, SQL Server, and Excel," added Oberoi.

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