) and Hortonworks have entered into an agreement whereby SAP will
be reselling Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to its customers.
Thus, SAP will offer its users a complete enterprise architecture
leveraging the industry's first 100% open source data platform
powered by Apache Hadoop.
Hortonworks Data Platform is enterprise quality software that
provides its clients 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, enabling finding
business insights from huge amount of structured and unstructured
data swiftly and at a minimal cost. It primarily comprises three
main functions, which include storage, processing and resource
Therefore, software architecture built on Apache Hadoop help
businesses and enterprises process and survey new data sources,
thereby arriving at new business insights. It is increasingly
becoming a core component of enterprise data management systems
as it allows organizations to cost-effectively capture, process
and share data in any format and at any scale.
Through this agreement SAP will provide its clients already
using SAP HANA (an in-memory computing platform that helps
accelerated analytics, business processes, data processing and
predictive capabilities) an added advantage to generate instant
results along with vast storage. Thus, the agreement looks
promising to improve the business performance of its clients.
SAP currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks in the
software industry that are more promising at the moment include
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Advent Software, Inc
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