Red Hat on Thursday outlined a engineering partnership with Hortonworks to collaborate on enabling more storage file systems to work with Apache Hadoop.
To that end, Hortonworks Data Platform and Red Hat Storage will be integrated. In a nutshell, the integration allows Hadoop to run directly on a POSIX-compliant storage node. POSIX, or Portable Operating System Interface, is a set of standards to maintain compatibility between operating systems.
Hortonworks and Red Hat said they will focus initial efforts on the Apache Ambari project, which revolves around monitoring and managing Hadoop with storage systems. The idea around Ambari is to provision, deploy and monitor file systems.
The two companies added that they will create test suites to validate compatibility between Hadoop and alternative file systems. These templates will be contributed to the open source community.