Hadoop, Hadoop, Hurrah! HDP for Windows is Now GA! by John Kreisa.
From the post:
Today we are very excited to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows (HDP for Windows) is now generally available and ready to support the most demanding production workloads.
We have been blown away with the number and size of organizations who have downloaded the beta bits of this 100% open source, and native to Windows distribution of Hadoop and engaged Hortonworks and Microsoft around evolving their data architecture to respond to the challenges of enterprise big data.
With this key milestone HDP for Windows offers the millions of customers running their business on Microsoft technologies an ecosystem-friendly Hadoop-based solution that is built for the enterprise and purpose built for Windows. This release cements Apache Hadoop’s role as a key component of the next generation enterprise data architecture, across the broadest set of datacenter configurations as HDP becomes the first production-ready Apache Hadoop distribution to run on both Windows and Linux.
Additionally, customers now also have complete portability of their Hadoop applications between on-premise and cloud deployments via HDP for Windows and Microsofts’s HDInsight Service.
Two lessons here:
First, Hadoop is a very popular way to address enterprise big data.
Second, going where users are, not where they ought to be, is a smart business move.