HP Doubles Down on Big Data

HP Hortonworks Hadoop Martin Fink


With the explosion of information in recent years, the ability to understand big data and put it to effective use is now more crucial than ever. Enterprise customers need to quickly explore and analyze data in order to take full advantage of the valuable business insights it provides.


To that end, HP today announced a strategic partnership with Hortonworks, a leader in open source Enterprise Apache Hadoop technology, which is a key component of the HP HAVEn big data platform. HP and Hortonworks have committed to integrate their engineering strategies and deepen their existing go-to-market collaboration, enabling HP customers to deploy the Hortonworks Data Platform as the Hadoop component of HP HAVEn.


As part of the partnership, Hortonworks’ big data platform will be integrated into HP HAVEn, enhancing HP’s ability to deliver flexible, secure and high-speed data analytics solutions to cost-effectively process all forms of data for our customers. The partnership is supported by a $50 million equity investment by HP. 


Also, this strengthened relationship will include a seat on the Hortonworks board of directors, which will be filled by Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer of HP. Fink will share his expertise on big data, open source technology and R&D strategy to help Hortonworks continue to grow into a world-class enterprise software company.


Read more about today’s announcement in the press release here.