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Wipro, Hortonworks tie up to push open source tech

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on June 02, 2016




Wipro has partnered with Hortonworks to give its open source initiative an additional push.

Hortonworks is a California-based company that focuses on the development and support of Apache Hadoop, a technology framework that allows for the distributed processing of large datasets across a large number of computers, and that is now being used by Google and Microsoft.

With this partnership, Wipro will open source its big data and analytics product Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE) with which it has taken a stride in contributing to the open source community. “This step will help us further strengthen our relationship and reinforces our belief in open source technology for the enterprise,” said Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks.

As per The Open Source Era study, commissioned by Wipro, 64 per cent of respondents of Oxford Economics research believe that open source will drive Big Data efforts in the next three years. Releasing BDRE to the community will enable product growth in terms of new features and capabilities and also help numerous organisations with Big Data implementations, the study added.

More than a year back, Wipro set up its open source practice to help customers build open source-based platforms that enable online services on a higher scale, platforms that process big data and other kinds of services at beneficial price points.

Bhanumurthy BM, Chief Executive, Application Services & Strategic Alliances, Wipro, who heads this initiative, had then said that Wipro will make ‘significant investments’. Some of the areas that Wipro will focus on include software applications IT infrastructure, Internet of Things, hardware and testing.

Along with Wipro other Indian IT companies such as Infosys and Tech Mahindra are pushing the cause of open source-based technologies.

Published on June 02, 2016
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