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Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
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tchen980
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8/21/2013 | 7:14:03 PM
re: Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
Besides Stinger and Impala, another Apache project that provides SQL-On-Hadoop interactive speed capabilities is Apache Drill pulling in insprations from Dremel and other projects, has been making great progress with collaboration with multiple companies as well. It's soon to make Alpha and has a very flexible architecture.

http://incubator.apache.org/dr...
cbabcock
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8/21/2013 | 1:34:23 AM
re: Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
Ari Zilka lead a massive, modernizing redeployment of the Java backend of Wal-Mart's web site (Mark Towfiq lead the user interaction side), then generalized the technology for Terracotta's in-memory data management system. Terracotta applied a big speed up to the way Java applications could handle data. He's the right successor to Hortonworks founding CTO Eric Baldeschweiler..
D. Henschen
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8/20/2013 | 2:06:58 PM
re: Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
This was a long interview and I had to cut some good stuff. I pressed the point about Hortonwork's strategy in this exchange:

IW: Doesn't Hortonwork's strategy kind of put it in the background -- a
services company that takes a back seat to partners like Microsoft and
Teradata?

Connolly: It doesn't put us in the background. If you look at the Teradata Unified Data Architecture, our box is one of three that they advertise to the market as part of a best-of-breed big data architecture. We're a technology platform provider. We're not a database provider. We're not going to focus only on SQL; that's just one of the workloads that the platform can and should support. So when you say, "are we going to run out of gas on things that can be done around Hadoop," we think the party has just started. If you look at the number of committers that we have, there are 21 at Hortonworks versus seven or eight at Cloudera. That's just the Apache Hadoop project. We have approaching 80 direct committers across Hadoop, Hive, Pig and other projects, and we do the open source project releases in many of those. That's why we're valuable to our partners.


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