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Splunk & Hortonworks Team Up

Their pact means that data can be moved between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop using Splunk’s Hadoop Connect

Splunk, the software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Hortonworks, the Hadoop Big Data distribution start-up, have allied so organizations can get operational intelligence using open source Apache Hadoop.

Their pact means that data can be moved between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop using Splunk's Hadoop Connect.

According to Splunk's SVP of biz dev Bill Gaylord, "Splunk Enterprise delivers more value as organizations integrate larger and more diverse datasets to the platform. Hortonworks, with its open source roots and [unique] ability to operate on Microsoft Windows Server, brings an entirely new data proposition to Splunk customers utilizing Hadoop. The integration of HDP and Splunk Hadoop Connect opens up exciting new data possibilities. For example, customers can easily use Splunk Enterprise to collect machine data from across the organization and deliver it to Hadoop for batch analytics. Likewise, the output of Hadoop jobs can be imported into Splunk Enterprise for rapid analysis and visualization."

Combining HDP and Splunk is reportedly supposed to mean true end-to-end Big Data analytics with less workload and more payoff.

Hortonworks figures the alliance will help extend the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and "further drive open source community innovation for the next-generation enterprise data platform."

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