Hortonworks Acquires Data Collection Technology Startup
Hortonworks is best known as one of the leading distributors of the Hadoop big data platform. But the company knows that one of the biggest challenges of big data is collecting disparate data from multiple sources and analyzing it in real time.
This week, Hortonworks acquired Onyara, a startup that develops software that collects and curates streaming data from sensors, geo-location devices, machines and even social networks, and loads it into Hadoop and other systems for analysis. Hortonworks this week also unveiled DataFlow, a new product based on the Onyara technology.
As the Internet of Things takes off, software like DataFlow will be in big demand. With its moves this week, Hortonworks is positioning itself to meet that demand.