Bringing Hadoop to HPC – Panasas Partners with Hortonworks

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Today Panasas announced a joint agreement with Hortonworks to accelerate adoption of Hadoop in the High Performance Technical Computing markets. As a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development, and support of Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks has a mission to make the technology more robust and easier to install, manage, and use.

The rapid adoption of Hadoop in technical computing environments is driving the need for greater interoperability between various storage platforms, file systems and Hadoop applications,” said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development at Hortonworks. “Panasas is an established leader in parallel file systems and the expertise it will bring to Hadoop will be invaluable.”

The two companies will work together to ensure compatibility between the Hortonworks Data Platform and Panasas parallel storage products, as well as on future technologies, to improve the ability to move data on and off dedicated Hadoop clusters to a highly available, long-term storage appliance like Panasas ActiveStor. Read the Full Story.

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