re: SAP Expands Big Data Push
Shaun Connolly, VP of corporate strategy at Hortonworks. contacted me with the following correction:
"In your article you mention that 'Hortonworks developed vendor-specific distributions for both Microsoft and Teradata that are designed to be compatible with their management software, but SAP will resell the standard Hortonworks Data Platform.' This is actually not the case: Teradata, Microsoft, and now SAP are all using the standard Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)."
My key point there is that Hortonworks helped Microsoft and Teradata create software that lets them access and manage Hadoop and their own databases with one set of access controls and system-management tools. I take his point that this software is not, technically, part of HDP.
"MSFT and Teradata have built deeper integrations that they ship as part of their broader offerings," Connolly acknowledged. "Under the hood, they are leveraging work done in things like Ambari, HCatalog, and Hadoop itself to expose the APIs that enable that deep integration."
In a follow up, I asked Connolly if the HDP that runs on Windows is the same HDP that runs on Linux? "There are two installation experiences for Linux and Windows," he said, "but the underlying Apache project bits are the same. The key here is to have an equivalent experience across Linux, Windows, appliances, cloud, etc."