Hortonworks recently announced that the Hortonworks Data Platform Version 2.2 (HDP) is now generally available for download which includes thousands of enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance, rolling upgrades and more. Microsoft has partnered with Hortonworks to deliver Hadoop on Hybrid infrastructure in both on-premises and cloud enabling customers the best of both worlds with control & flexibility of on-premises deployments and the elasticity & redundancy of the cloud.
What are some of the top scenarios or use cases for Hybrid Hadoop? And what are the benefits of taking advantage of a hybrid model?
- Elasticity: Easily scale out during peak demand times by quickly spinning up more Hadoop nodes (with HDInsight)
- Reliability: Use the cloud as an automated disaster recovery solution that automatically geo-replicates your data. Or
- Breadth of Analytics Offerings: If you’re already working with on-prem Hortonworks offerings, you now have access to a suite of turn-key data analytics and management services in Azure, like HDInsight, Machine Learning, Data Factory, and Stream Analytics.
To get started, customers need Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 with Apache Falcon configured to move data from on-premises into Azure. Read more in here.