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Spring Certifies with Pivotal and Hortonworks Simplifying the Creation of Real-World Big Data Applications

Spring for Apache Hadoop and Spring XD enable Java developers to build portable big data applications quickly, unifying many disparate approaches in a single solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., October 29, 2013 — At the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013, Pivotal announced that Spring for Apache Hadoop, which is bundled with Spring XD, has been certified with Pivotal™ HD and Hortonworks HDP products. This certification enables Java developers to use modern and familiar tools to build big data applications that work across major Hadoop distributions without modification including Apache Hadoop 1.2.1 and 2.0.6 alpha, as well as Pivotal HD 1.0 and Hortonworks HDP 1.3.

Developing comprehensive big data applications can be difficult, as today’s open source projects typically use separate, independent projects to integrate everything from stream analysis and batch workflow orchestration to data import and export. This leaves a Java developer to wrestle with many different programming, configuration and extensibility models.

In addition to helping support portability across Hadoop runtime environments, Spring for Apache Hadoop (SHDP) aims to help simplify the development of Hadoop based applications by providing a consistent configuration and API across a wide range of Hadoop ecosystem projects such as Pig, Hive and Cascading in addition to providing extensions to Spring Batch for orchestrating Hadoop based workflows.

SHDP, together with Spring Integration, Spring Batch and Spring Data are part of the Spring IO Platform as foundational libraries. Building on top of and extending this foundation, the Spring IO platform provides a big data runtime named Spring XD (XD = eXtreme Data). Spring XD, available in an early milestone release, provides a single platform that comprehensively addresses common use cases in big data solutions – without the need to write code – just by using a domain specific language (DSL). These use cases include data ingestion from external sources, data transformation and real-time analytics, data import/export to/from HDFS and workflow orchestration.

These foundational parts of Spring IO platform make Hadoop development more accessible to a wider range of Java developers - including the massive Spring developer community - and make the process even faster for Hadoop experts.

“Spring XD connects big data apps to existing systems, as well as any new data source or data store - and will indeed appeal to the enterprise,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president, Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks.

“Big Data applications are a critical emerging trend for enterprises to address new opportunities hidden in data at Internet scale,” said Adrian Colyer, chief technology officer, Applications at Pivotal. “This Spring XD advancement works to unlock Big Data in Hadoop using leading distributions - for the masses of enterprise Java developers using Spring.”

Spring XD is open source and available at no charge under an Apache 2.0 license and can be obtained from the website.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit Get started and Go from Zero to Hadoop in 15 Minutes with the Hortonworks’ Sandbox.

About Pivotal

Pivotal combines our cloud-native platform, developer tools, and unique methodology to help the world’s largest companies transform the way they build and run their most important applications. Our technology is used by Global 2000 companies to achieve strategic advantages in software development and IT operations.


Rita Manachi
Analyst Relations

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