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DriveScale Partners With Hortonworks to Improve Flexibility of Hadoop Hardware Platforms

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 06/21/16 — DriveScale, the company that is pioneering flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Partnerworks program and successfully completed the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Certification process for the DriveScale platform. Together with Hortonworks, a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, DriveScale enables IT administrators and operators to future-proof their underlying data center infrastructure for Hadoop workloads as they grow.

“At this point, it–s clear that Hadoop is a crucial part of big data strategy. Enterprises of all sizes are deploying up to thousands of nodes in their data centers to help manage the massive influx of data,” said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. “Partnering with Hortonworks allows DriveScale to better serve the specific needs of the Hadoop community by providing them with a rack scale architecture solution that creates a more efficient and effective data center.”

As a part of Hortonworks Partnerworks Program, DriveScale integrates seamlessly with HDP — the industry–s only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. With DriveScale, customers can experience a flexible data center as opposed to traditional, rigid architectures. By deploying independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources with DriveScale, customers can automatically discover available assets, and combine and recombine these resources as needed — which maximizes data center efficiency for Hadoop.

“Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the big data ecosystem, and accelerating innovation and adoption of Connected Data Platforms,” said Matt Morgan, vice president of product and alliance marketing, Hortonworks. “We are pleased to welcome DriveScale to the open source community and look forward to working with them to enhance the next-generation data architecture.”

To learn more about DriveScale–s integration with HDP, visit booth E19 at Hadoop Summit 2016 in San Jose.

DriveScale is leading the charge in bringing hyperscale computing capabilities to mainstream enterprises. Its composable data center architecture transforms rigid data centers into flexible and responsive scale-out deployments. Using DriveScale, data center administrators can deploy independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources, automatically discover available assets, and combine and recombine these resources as needed. The solution is provided via a set of on-premises and SaaS tools that coordinate between multiple levels of infrastructure. With DriveScale, companies can more easily support Hadoop deployments of any size as well as other modern application workloads. DriveScale is founded by a team with deep roots in IT architecture and that has built enterprise-class systems such as Cisco UCS and Sun UltraSparc. Based in Sunnyvale, California, the company was founded in 2013. Investors include Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Ingrasys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxconn. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

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