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Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud

By Charles Hall

Hortonworks' Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.  This new feature will allow dynamic provisioning of HDP clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, providing scalability for enterprise-wide solutions employing HDP, as well as providing a means for rapidly setting up prototyping and development environments.  Part of the solution utilizes Apache's Ambari plugin, along with scripting developed by Google and Hortonworks, to enable easy provisioning.

Highlights of the engineering work include integrating “bdutil”(command-line script used to manage Apache Hadoop instances on Google Compute Engine) with the Apache Ambari (Hadoop management project) plugin to provision and manage infrastructure, and a Google Cloud Storage connector for HDP, Ajay Singh, director of technical channels at Hortonworks, wrote in a blog post about the announcement.

- Jason Verge, "Hortonworks Becomes Official Google Cloud Feature"

Hortonworks was already available on Microsoft's Azure cloud, and Amazon's AWS.  With this move, Hortonworks continues its drive to be cloud agnostic, providing its services to customers regardless of platform.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of