Enterprise Apache Hadoop providers Hortonworks revealed earlier last month the expansion of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Program to include certification for ‘key capabilities of operations, security and governance focused tools and applications supporting the growth of enterprise Hadoop and ecosystem integration.

This comes as a followup to the introduction of the certification program few months back, which saw more than 70 technologies become HDP™ YARN Ready.

“By offering one of the most comprehensive certification programs in the market, our technology partners are better enabled to help drive the modernization of enterprise data architectures,” explains Tim Hall, vice president of product management at Hortonworks. “Our program gives vendors extremely valuable guidance and integration tools for the ecosystem and allows customers to be assured of an ecosystem that integrates well.”

“Our partnership with Hortonworks enhances the customer value of the HP Haven platform,” noted Chris Selland, Vice President, HP Software Big Data Business Group, at HP. “HP is proud to be a key member of the Hortonworks Certification program, as our organizations work together to provide comprehensive capabilities for our joint customers, and drive successful enterprise Big Data projects with speed and confidence.”

A press release announcing the expansion further added that ISVs can now more precisely integrate Hortonworks’ 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop platform with their applications.

Salient aspects of the new certification program components include:

  • HDP Operations Ready: Delivers assurance to manage and run applications on HDP from an operational perspective. Specifically, integrates with Apache Ambari, using Ambari as a client to an enterprise management system, integrating Ambari-managed Hadoop components via Ambari Stacks, or providing tailored user tools with Ambari Views.
  • HDP Security Ready: Delivers tested and validated integration with security-related components of the platform. Beyond the ability to work in a Kerberos-enabled cluster, it is also designed to work with the Apache Knox gateway and Apache Ranger for comprehensive security integration and centralized management.
  • HDP Governance Ready: Provides assurance that data is integrated into the platform via automated and managed data pipelines as described and facilitated by the Apache Falcon data workflow engine.

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