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Guests of the Week (3/17/17): Wei Wang, Hortonworks, and Oliver Chiu, Microsoft

Guests of the Week (3/17/17)

Wei Wang, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Hortonworks, and Oliver Chiu, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Big Data and Data Warehousing, Microsoft

Congratulations Wei Wang and Oliver Chiu! You are theCUBE’s Guests of the Week.

Machine learning and analytics platforms are offering real-time insights to business stakeholders, and a growing partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Microsoft Corp. is advancing the ability to achieve cognitive solutions for customers working in a hybrid world, according to Hortonworks’ Wei Wang and Microsoft’s Oliver Chui.

The partnership between the companies had them betting big on Apache Hadoop and the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Hortonworks committed to making HDInsight its “Premier Connected Data Platforms” cloud solution. The goal of the collaboration is to bring Hadoop and Apache Spark to the enterprise through Azure HDInsight in a managed platform solution that delivers easy deployment and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

“We are going to announce Spark 2.1 with Microsoft Azure HDInsight. We are going to guarantee 99.9 percent of SLA [service level agreements] for enterprise customers … to feel at ease about their data where they’re going to locate either in the cloud or within their data center. [This includes] speed and response and reliability,” said Wei Wang (pictured, right), senior director of product marketing at Hortonworks, regarding the company’s recent announcement.

Wang and fellow collaborator Oliver Chiu (pictured, left), senior product marketing manager for big data and data warehousing at Microsoft, sat down with John Furrier (@furrier) and George Gilbert (@ggilbert41), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile live-streaming studio, during BigData SV 2017 conference in San Jose, CA, to discuss the benefits of the work their companies are accomplishing together.

Read more about our Guests of the Week here and here.

Follow Wei on Twitter (@wangwei2) and Oliver on LinkedIn, and check out all of our  coverage of BigData SV 2017.

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