) and Hortonworks have entered into an agreement that will expand
Accenture's capabilities in big data analytics. The strategic
alliance between the two companies extends their relationship
formed in 2012.
Hortonworks is a well-known developer of enterprise Apache
Hadoop. Its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is enterprise quality
software that provides users with complete tools for test and
quality assurance. HDP basically brings together the most useful
and stable versions of Apache Hadoop and its related projects into
a single tested and certified package.
Apache Hadoop is an open source software, which offers business
insights from a huge amount of structured and unstructured data at
a minimal cost. It primarily comprises three main functions, which
include storage, processing and resource management. Therefore,
software architecture built on Apache Hadoop helps businesses and
enterprises process and survey new data sources.
Storage of unstructured data has become a major problem. Big
Data storage solutions need to handle capacity and provide low
latency for analytics work. Traditional Relational Database
Modelling Systems (RDBMS) and storage and analytic solutions are
not capable of handling the vast quantity of unstructured data due
to its high velocity and real-time consumption pattern. This calls
for specialized non-relational databases like Hadoop.
According to Gartner, Big Data analytics is expected to play a
significant role in preventing cyber-attacks as it traces data
breaches at a much faster pace than traditional security software.
Gartner expects 25.0% of enterprises to adopt Big Data analytics
for this purpose by 2016.
Through this agreement Accenture will allow organizations to
cost-effectively capture, process and share data in any format and
at any scale. It will also generate instant results apart from
offering vast storage. Thus, the solution will improve the business
performance of its clients.
However, increasing competition from companies like
Computer Sciences Corp.
), a strained spending environment as well as significant exposure
to Europe may temper growth to some extent.
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