NEC and Hortonworks have partnered in the field of distributed processing of big data, enabling NEC to resell support services for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in Japan and other Asian markets.
This will allow NEC customers to use Open Enterprise Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures to enable a broad range of new applications, as well as enrich existing ones with additional data sources.
NEC has combined proprietary big data analytics technologies with its server and storage products, and is providing solutions to enable predictive analytics and advanced data visualization through the processing of huge volumes of customer data.
NEC will begin selling Hortonworks dedicated support service, dubbed HDP Support Subscription, in October 2015.
Enterprises are promised the ability to choose from different license options, enabling them to select the subscription that best fits their deployment needs for batch, interactive and real-time processing.
"Under this collaboration with Hortonworks, NEC will provide our customers with opportunities to create new value from big data through the combination of our unique analysis technology, server and storage products and HDP powered by Apache Hadoop," said Tomoyasu Nishimura, general manager of NEC’s IT platform division.
Brian Burns, regional vice president for North Asia at Hortonworks, said they are seeing interest in using HDP across a broad range of industries for new analytic applications and data center optimization use cases.