Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

During the recent Strata 2013 conference, Hortonworks released the beta of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, an enterprise-ready and 100% Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows Server. This release is the result of a deep engineering partnership between Hortonworks and Microsoft that aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of Hadoop by extending its reach across platforms. Now customers have more options to manage data of any type or size on-premises or in the cloud.

For more details on this release, please see the SQL Server blog or the Hortonworks website.