Wipro has partnered with Hortonworks to give its open source initiative an additional push. Hortonworks is a California-based company that focuses on the development and support of Apache Hadoop, a technology framework that allows for the distributed processing of large datasets across a large number of computers, and that is now being used by Google and Microsoft.
With this partnership, Wipro will open source its big data and analytics product Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE) with which it has taken a stride in contributing to the open source community. “This step will help us further strengthen our relationship and reinforces our belief in open source technology for the enterprise,” said Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks. As per The Open Source Era study, commissioned by Wipro, 64 per cent of respondents of Oxford Economics research believe that open source will drive Big Data efforts in the next three years.