Monday, April 13, 2015

Hortonworks to Acquire SequenceIQ for Launching Hadoop Clusters in the Cloud

Hortonworks, which offers enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, agreed to acquire SequenceIQ, an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop. Financial terms were not disclosed.


SequenceIQ, which was founded in February 2014, allows organizations to deploy secure and elastic HDP clusters in a consistent manner across the entire analytics application lifecycle. Simple set up will now allow customers to launch HDP into any major cloud platform, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack. SequenceIQ also optimizes these deployments via policy-based autoscaling that expands and contracts clusters based upon actual usage metrics. Its products include Cloudbreak, an elastic and cloud agnostic deployment solution for HDP clusters, and Periscope, which provides policy-based autoscaling for multi-tenant HDP clusters.

Hortonworks said the acquisition will enable it to deliver a consistent and automated solution for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or to any environment that supports Docker containers. The transaction is expected to close in Q2. Upon close, Hortonworks will incorporate SequenceIQ technology into the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and ultimately transition the technology to the Apache Software Foundation.

"The SequenceIQ team has developed key tools that allow enterprises to efficiently automate the launching of Hadoop clusters on any cloud infrastructure platform across the entire lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to development, test and production," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. "This acquisition complements our strategy of providing enterprise customers the broadest choice of consumption options for Hortonworks Data Platform, from on-premise deployments to cloud architectures."

"SequenceIQ and Hortonworks are aligned on providing customers an automated method for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters with policy-based autoscaling across public or private clouds within minutes," said Janos Matyas, co-founder and chief technology officer of SequenceIQ. "We are excited to be joining the Hortonworks team to deliver on this vision and look forward to continuing our work within the open source community."

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