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Hortonworks Brings Power of Apache Hadoop Direct to Business Intelligence and Analytics Users


New ODBC Driver Instantly Connects Popular BI Tools with Hortonworks Data Platform to Make it Easier to Query, Analyze and Visualize Data

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects, today announced the availability of the Hortonworks Hive ODBC Driver 1.0 for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). With this free-of-charge add-on, Hortonworks delivers seamless integration of HDP with popular business intelligence (BI) tools to enable business analysts to query, analyze and visualize data from within Hadoop. The new driver provides instant and proven connectivity to Excel, Microstrategy, PowerPivot, Tableau and other leading BI tools.

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Based on Simba’s proven ODBC 3.52 driver for Hadoop/Hive, Hortonworks Hive ODBC Driver 1.0 provides users with full SQL application functionality and real-time analytic reporting capabilities to shorten time-to-insight and make it easier for users to glean valuable intelligence from big data. A 100-percent open source platform powered by Hadoop, HDP provides a comprehensive next-generation data management infrastructure that includes the vital management, monitoring, metadata and data integration services required by organizations to maximize business value from their big data.

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“With the exponential growth in big data, it is more important than ever that enterprises have the ability to access, sort and analyze faster and with greater detail,” said Dan Jewett, vice president of product management, Tableau Software, which will support Hive ODBC Driver 1.0 beginning later this quarter. “Tableau recognizes the utility, value and momentum of Apache Hadoop to fulfill this need within the enterprise and is eager to support Hortonworks Hive ODBC Driver this fall.”

“A true pioneer in solving modern data management challenges for the enterprise, Hortonworks is providing the Apache Hadoop community and technology ecosystem with a full spectrum of tools to unleash the power of big data,” said George Chow, CTO at Simba Technologies, developer of the ODBC Driver. “The Hortonworks Hive ODBC Driver combined with HDP provides business users with the convenience of aggregating, storing and analyzing data on one platform, to gain more comprehensive business insights in less time.”

“With this connector, enterprises can get the most of their data—from storage to analysis—in one convenient place,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of strategy, Hortonworks. “Making Apache Hadoop easy to use across the enterprise is our top priority, and the new Hive ODBC Driver broadens the accessibility of Hadoop by allowing business analysts and BI users to analyze Hadoop-based data with their favorite tools.”

Hortonworks Hive ODBC Driver 1.0 is available today on Windows and Linux, and will be available on Mac OS X in October 2012. To download the driver free of change or for more information, please visit:

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Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors. For more information, visit, or follow Hortonworks on Twitter: @Hortonworks.

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