In addition to building seamless integration across their infrastructure solutions to allow customers to store data in one place and analyze it at scale, the expanded strategic alliance also provides great customer support collaboration between the two partners.
Whether a customer reaches out to Red Hat or Hortonworks for support, the customer support teams will be able to seamlessly work together to identify and resolve problems.
"Data - specifically data running processed with Hadoop - is the killer application for the open hybrid cloud," says Ranga Rangachari, vice president of Storage and Big Data at Red Hat.
"Enterprises are looking to IT solution providers to help with a dramatic reduction in time-to-results for their big data projects," Rangachari says. "Red Hat's strategic alliance with Hortonworks is focused on helping customers with efficiency and agility as they embark on data projects."
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