Hortonworks Data Platform v2.3: A More Predictable and Secure Platform

June 9, 2015
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Monday, Hortonworks unveiled a new version of of their Hortonworks Data Platform which will ease enterprise adoption by eliminating administration complexities, improving developer productivity, enhancing security and data governance and delivering proactive cluster monitoring.

The Hortonworks Data Platform v2.3 gives Hadoop administrators guided configurations to make installation and configuration of HDFS, YARN, Hive and HBase more predictable. A customizable operations dashboard allows administrators to focus on the cluster’s key performance indicators, with expanded deployment support for all HDP components including rolling upgrades between feature bearing releases and high availability configuration support via Ambari blueprints. It also offers automated host discovery for fast and predictable cluster formation, while debuting Cloudbreak from the recent SequenceIQ acquisition, automating provisioning of HDP clusters in any cloud environment.

This new platform will also allow security administrators to define and manage security policies and capture security audit information for HDFS, Hive, HBase, Knox, Storm and now Solr, Kafka and YARN.

What might be the most interesting addition is Hortonworks SmartSense, which gathers insight and provides recommendations for specific solutions and actions. Problems are prevented before they can occur and this preventative maintenance identifies unseen issues.

Hortonworks SmartSense provides a feedback loop to tune and optimize recommendations by providing customers with a facility to provide feedback. Customers can select recommendations that have been applied and comment on their effectiveness, enabling Hortonworks SmartSense to further fine tune and optimize the next set of recommendations.

Find more information here.

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