Nimble Storage, Inc. announced that it has attained Hortonworks certification and joined theHortonworks Technology Partner program.
Hortonworks, Inc. is a contributor to and provider of Apache Hadoop. The Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform enables enterprises to leverage Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) implementations to streamline workflows, increase performance by utilizing flash and implement enhanced data protection using sophisticated snapshots - all while lowering TCO and eliminating complexities associated with enterprise architectures.
As a certified Hortonworks Technology Partner, Nimble Storage will enable and accelerate the deployment of all data living in traditional Hadoop environments. Nimble streamlines analytics workflows by eliminating the need to extract the data from separate storage systems so that it can be loaded into a traditional Hadoop environment. With Nimble, IT personnel are no longer burdened with managing data that has already been integrated and analyzed with the Hortonworks Data Platform.
This platform was built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and incorporates all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. With a YARN-based architecture, HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency.
Meeting performance and capacity service levels becomes an increasing challenge faced by enterprise IT organizations tasked with processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data at a rapid pace. To keep pace with increasing demand, IT organizations require a storage infrastructure that is capable of scaling in line with performance and capacity requirements while providing integrated data protection. The Adaptive Flash platform is designed to separate data from compute to deliver the scalable performance required to optimize Enterprise Apache Hadoop. Nimble enables capacity efficiency with its variable-length compression. Furthermore, with InfoSight, Nimble's approach to management using cloud-based analytics, Nimble's solutions have achieved greater than 'five nines' availability - which gives customers confidence to reduce Hadoop data copies from 3 to 2.
"Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, accelerating innovation and adoption of 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop. We welcome Nimble Storage to the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and look forward to working with them to help strengthen Hadoop's role as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture," said John Kreisa, VP of strategic marketing, Hortonworks.
"Enterprise customers are faced with the challenge of managing terabytes of data while also making it actionable and insightful. To minimize complexities and increase the ROI, enterprises need a storage system that is capable of processing massive amounts of data at scale, while adding layers of data protection through snapshots, consistent backups, timely restores and efficient replication. With Nimble Storage, customers leveraging the Hortonworks Data Platform are now able to deploy a non-disruptive storage system with enterprise speed that delivers real-time business insights for faster decision making and sustainable growth," said Radhika Krishnan, VP of product marketing and alliances, Nimble Storage.