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Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 : Open Source Apache Hadoop Platform
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Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 : Open Source Apache Hadoop Platform

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 : Open Source Apache Hadoop Platform
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Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 : Open Source Apache Hadoop Platform : Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) provides an enterprise ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a Modern Data Architecture.With YARN as its architectural center it provides a data platform for multi-workload data processing across an array of processing methods from batch through interactive to real-time, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform spanning Governance, Security and Operations. Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 includes Significant User Experience, Security and Governance Improvements and Introduces Proactive Monitoring Service for Subscription Customers. This release focuses on easing enterprise adoption by eliminating administration complexities, improving developer productivity, enhancing security and data governance, and delivering proactive cluster monitoring.

The core new functionalities of HDP 2.3 include User Experience Improvements for the Hadoop Administrator and for the Hadoop Developer.

For the Hadoop Administrator guided configurations make installation and configuration of HDFS, YARN, Hive and HBase easier and more predictable.A customizable operations dashboard allows administrators to focus on the cluster’s key performance indicators.Expanded deployment support for all HDP components including rolling upgrades between feature bearing releases and high availability configuration support via Ambari blueprints.Automated Host Discovery for fast and predictable cluster formation and introduction of Cloudbreak from the recent SequenceIQ acquisition, automating provisioning of HDP clusters in any cloud environment.For the Hadoop Developer, it provides enriched SQL semantics and new Hive user view in Ambari to write, run and debug queries.Web interface for forms-based creation of Apache Falcon data feeds and pipeline processing.Enhanced Apache Spark on YARN with the new Data Frame API and machine learning algorithms for feature-rich Spark applications, as well as a technology preview of Spark SQL.

The extensive security and data governance enhancements include Data Protection: HDFS transparent data encryption along with an encryption key management store provided by Apache Ranger, Security Administration, Authorization, and Audit: Apache Ranger now manages authorization and audit policies for Apache Kafka, Apache Solr, and multi-tenant YARN queues, and enables custom 3rd-party components to plug into its centralized security architecture, Authentication: Apache Knox now has bi-directional SSL support and LDAP data caching for improved performance and enables custom 3rd-party components to protect their APIs through this gateway and Data Governance: Now shipping Apache Atlas, a new Apache incubator project resulting from the Data Governance Initiative, featuring a scalable metadata service, integration with Hive metastore and SQL metrics, and a user interface for searching metadata and lineage.

The Hortonworks SmartSense, Proactive Monitoring Service for All Hortonworks Subscription Customers provides proactive insights and recommendations to customers about their cluster utilization and its health.

“With roughly 40 percent of the Fortune 100 as our customers, Hortonworks remains committed to working within the open source community to accelerate Hadoop both across industries and throughout each organization,” said Tim Hall, vice president, product management, at Hortonworks. “The new capabilities in HDP 2.3 will empower more enterprises to leverage Open Enterprise Hadoop to drive transformational outcomes.”

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