Hortonworks and Concurrent announced an expansion of a strategic partnership to simplify enterprise application development for data-centric applications. Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Concurrent's Cascading development framework for data applications on Hadoop, and the Cascading SDK will be integrated and delivered with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).
The partnership underscores the timely importance of simplifying enterprise application development for these new data-centric applications. It benefits users by combining the robustness and simplicity of Cascading with the reliability and stability of Hortonworks Data Platform.
Upcoming releases of Cascading will also support Apache Tez. Tez is a significant development in the Hadoop ecosystem, enabling projects to meet demands for faster response times and delivering near real-time big data processing. Tez is a general data-processing fabric and MapReduce replacement that provides a powerful framework for executing a complex topology of tasks. In addition, thousands of companies that already use Cascading, Lingual, Scalding or Cascalog, or any other dynamic programming language APIs and frameworks built on top of Cascading, have the flexibility to seamlessly migrate to newer versions of HDP that support Apache Tez, with zero investment required to take advantage of this improved processing environment.
“Hadoop unleashes insight and value from enterprise data as a core component of the modern data architecture, integrating with and complementing existing systems," said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. "By expanding our alliance with Concurrent and integrating with the Cascading application platform, Hortonworks’ customers can now drive even more value from their enterprise data by enabling the rapid development of data-driven applications.”
“As more enterprises realize they are in the business of data, the need for simple, powerful tools for big data application development is a must-have to survive in today’s competitive climate," said Gary Nakamura, CEO at Concurrent. "Our deepened relationship with Hortonworks furthers our commitment to Hadoop and drives new innovation around the development of enterprise data applications.”