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Hortonworks has opened a second front in its cloud product portfolio with the release of the Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS. Significantly, the new offering is not a carbon copy of the existing HDInsight service on Azure.


  • This note analyzes Hortonworks' strategy behind the release of a more specialized cloud service on AWS.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides insight on the emergence of more pinpoint cloud services targeted at ephemeral workloads.
  • Compares the new Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS and Microsoft Azure HDInsight.

Key questions answered

  • Why is Hortonworks releasing a more specialized cloud service on AWS?
  • What are the trends with cloud adoption that drove Hortonworks to design this new service?

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  • Summary
  • Hortonworks opens a second cloud front
  • The back story
  • OK, so what's the point?


  • Further reading
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