Hortonworks today released its latest suite of Hadoop components for clusters of Windows machines.
The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0 for Windows supports the Apache Hadoop 2.2 platform for “big data”-type implementations. It comes with various Hadoop components (Hive, Pig and Sqoop, among others) and is certified to work with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Hadoop, as a big data implementation, is typically used to analyze terabytes of data, such as querying piles of Web clickstream data for insights.
This HDP 2.0 release is notable for supporting Apache Hadoop YARN, which Hortonworks describes as the “data operating system for Hadoop 2.0″ that provides support for batch, interactive, online and streaming data processing. YARN is an Apache Software Foundation subproject that repackages the resource management capabilities of MapReduce. It’s compatible with MapReduce, as well as other workloads, and is designed to support larger clusters, according to Hortonworks’ description.