Rackspace Links With Hadoop Developer

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting is extending out its list of software partners, saying today that it has inked a strategic agreement with Hortonworks, a provider of Apache Hadoop development, implementation, support, operations and training. The firms said they will work together to develop an OpenStack-based Hadoop solution for the public and private cloud. Financial details of the agreement were not announced. The two said the deal includes release of an OpenStack public cloud-based Hadoop service validated and supported by Hortonworks, plus similar services for Hadoop on Rackspace, certification, and other efforts.