MicroStrategy said it has certified the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with its business intelligence software to make it easier to analyze data housed in Apache Hadoop.
Specifically, MicroStrategy has certified Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 with MicroStrategy 9.3.1. Hortonworks will also join MicroStrategy's technology partner program to get access to resources and tech support.
These deals are likely to proliferate as business intelligence and data warehouse vendors are increasingly hooking into Hadoop to connect to big data projects. These partnerships are also landing as Hadoop 2.0 is about to land at the end of June. The new version of Hadoop will have more analytics capabilities and could threaten data warehouse vendors.
Hortonworks said it plans to partner with a number of analytics vendors to connect Hadoop to front end systems. The two parties said they will continue to optimize Hadoop with their software.