As the first in the series of “Why I love Big Data blogs” with our Big Data and Analytics partners, I am pleased to have Cecile share how Hortonworks is working with Cisco to bring business solutions to our joint customers.


Guest Blogger: Cecile Poyet, Alliance Marketing Manager at Hortonworks

UntitledOne of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. How does your organization take advantage and make sense of this exponentially growing resource?

Hortonworks and Cisco have been partnering to help you build massively scalable big data solutions that expand with your needs and provide you with an industry-leading platform for Hadoop-based applications.

Fully tested and certified, the Cisco UCS solution for HDP is based on UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, a highly scalable and efficient architecture designed to meet the demands of rapidly growing big data environments with cohesive data integration and powerful management-automation capabilities. With Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, we have helped enterprises smoothly integrate Hadoop with their computing, networking, and storage resources to run Hadoop clusters.

To learn more about our partnership, attend the following CiscoLive sessions:

  • On Monday, June 8 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm PST, join the IoE Big Data Crowd Chat and learn, among other things, how Hadoop can help you leverage massive amounts of data at scale.
  • On Tuesday, June 9, from 12:50 to 1:00 pm PST, get a quick overview of how Hortonworks Data Platform and Cisco UCS work together to deliver a stable and scalable architecture for open-source Hadoop. Location: Cisco Data Center Education Zone.
  • On Wednesday, June 10, from 2:00 to 2:30 pm PST, join our presentation and learn how you can deploy Hadoop clusters seamlessly on OpenStack with Cloudbreak, a technology that comes from our recent acquisition of SequenceIQ. You will hear more about dynamic dockerized Hadoop provisioning. Location: DevNet Theater of the DevNet Zone (in the Sails Pavilion of the convention center)
  • During Cisco Live! At any time, stop by World of Solutions (1733) Connected Factory and get an overview of how Cisco, Hortonworks and SAP are collaborating to streamline manufacturing operations and processes in real-time.


To learn more about Cisco and Hortonworks’ partnership, visit us at http://hortonworks.com/partner/cisco/ or meet us directly at Hortonworks booth number 3307 at Cisco Live! We look forward to chatting with you and see how Hadoop can help you even further on your big data journey. If you happen to be in the Bay Area June 9-11, make sure to not miss Hadoop Summit, the community-driven conference for the Apache Hadoop leaders and thinkers. Both Hortonworks and Cisco will be present there as well. Look forward to seeing you at the shows.




Jim McHugh

Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing

Unified Computing Systems