Hortonworks Acquires SequenceIQ to Speed Hadoop Deployments into the Cloud

Hortonworks, a contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SequenceIQ, an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in Q2.

As enterprises increasingly adopt Hadoop as the foundation of their centralized data architectures, there is a growing need to simplify and better control the deployment of new Hadoop clusters.

hadoop-cloud-hosting-hortonworksSequenceIQ would allow organizations to deploy secure and elastic HDP clusters in a consistent manner across the entire analytics application lifecycle. Simple set up would now allow Hortonworks customers to launch HDP into any major cloud platform, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack. SequenceIQ also optimizes these deployments via policy-based autoscaling that expands and contracts clusters based upon actual usage metrics.

Founded in February 2014, SequenceIQ has launched a variety of innovations such as Cloudbreak, an elastic and cloud agnostic deployment solution for HDP clusters, and Periscope, which provides policy-based autoscaling for multi-tenant HDP clusters. The company has deep experience contributing to existing Apache Software Foundation projects and innovating within the open source community, best exemplified by the seamless integration of Cloudbreak and Periscope with Apache Ambari and Apache Hadoop YARN.

“The SequenceIQ team has developed key tools that allow enterprises to efficiently automate the launching of Hadoop clusters on any cloud infrastructure platform across the entire lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to development, test and production,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. “This acquisition complements our strategy of providing enterprise customers the broadest choice of consumption options for Hortonworks Data Platform, from on-premise deployments to cloud architectures.”