Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

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When it comes to the Hadoop data platform, Hortonworks and Pivotal could scarcely have more dissimilar approaches. The former prides itself on being a non-proprietary, pure open source product; the latter touts its utility and power as an enterprise data system.

But the two can agree on one point: the value of the underlying open source projects comprising Hadoop. To that end, Hortonworks and Pivotal are planning to collaborate on the Apache Ambari project to contribute a component that handles provisioning, monitoring, and management within Hadoop.

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