Gruter Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program


Integration with Hortonworks Data Platform Takes the Apache Tajo Big Data Warehouse Solution to the Global Enterprise Market

Palo Alto, Jan. 20, 2015—Gruter, a big data company which builds next-generation data warehouse systems, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks® Technology Partner Program. Gruter’s new partnership with Hortonworks, the leading distributor of Apache™ Hadoop®, will enable users of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to more readily integrate their systems with Apache Tajo™, significantly closing the performance gap between big data infrastructure and more traditional data offerings.

Hortonworks President, Herb Cunitz, and Gruter CEO, Youngkil Kwon, at the formal signing of the new partnership between the two companies.

Popularly classed as an “SQL-on-Hadoop” solution, Apache Tajo has positioned itself as a powerful, cost-effective alternative to traditional data warehouse infrastructure. Optimized for running interactive queries and complex ETL jobs on massive data sets, Apache Tajo brings extensive native SQL support and advanced database query techniques to the big data processing challenge.

“We are very excited to be working with Hortonworks because we share the same vision of delivering enterprise speed and scalability to big data analysis,” said Jun Choi, Senior Director at Gruter. “This partnership will accelerate the adoption of Apache Tajo in the enterprise big data market, and take Tajo’s processing advantages mainstream.”

“With our new offices in Palo Alto, our partnership with Hortonworks positions us to take our technology to the global enterprise marketplace,” said Youngkil Kwon, Gruter CEO.

HDP is built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and includes all of the necessary components to manage clusters at scale and extract intelligence from big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) has a YARN-based architecture, enabling multiple workloads, applications and processing engines to operate across single clusters with optimal efficiency. A reliable, secure and multi-use enterprise data platform, HDP is a central component of modern data processing architectures.

“Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, accelerating innovation and adoption of 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. “We welcome Gruter to the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and look forward to working with them to help strengthen Hadoop’s role as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture.”