Hortonworks Launches DataFlow


onyaraHortonworks acquired startup Onyara, the entity behind Apache NiFi. Additionally, the launch of DataFlow is also announced. Hortonworks is the Big Data company built on Hadoop.

As stated via a blog post by Onyara :

“Effective today, we are thrilled to announce that Onyara has joined Hortonworks. This acquisition will directly result in additional sales, development and support resources for both Onyara customers and the Apache NiFi open source community. As part of Hortonworks, we look forward to developing new products and services based on Apache NiFi that collect, conduct, and curate any data from anything, anywhere.”

Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy at Hortonworks told TechCrunch :

“The technology gives Hortonworks a light-weight agent that creates a secure connection and provides two-way communication between say a sensor and the database,”

“As part of the deal, Onyara’s 10 employees will become part of Hortonworks, but the company is planning on hiring additional engineers for the team and treating it as a new division.”

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