Bit Stew Systems Joins the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

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Integration of Grid Director and Hortonworks Data Platform enables new market offerings for customers

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Bit Stew is working with Hortonworks to bring Grid Director and Hadoop-joint offerings to market as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture solutions.

Bit Stew Systems Inc., a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations for the utility industry, announces the company has partnered with Hortonworks®, a leading provider of Apache™ Hadoop®, an open-source software platform for storage and large-scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.

Kai Hui, Chief Technology Officer at Bit Stew Systems says, “Bit Stew is pleased to partner with Hortonworks, the industry’s only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built, and tested for enterprise-grade deployments.”

“We are integrating our powerful Grid Director platform with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to enable and accelerate the deployment of a modern data architecture to allow our customers to make more informed decisions that address real business challenges.”

The Hortonworks Data Platform was built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and includes all the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. With a YARN-based architecture, HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency.

Harnessing data to transform the smart grid
“Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and accelerating innovation around, and adoption of, 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. “Bit Stew Systems is a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations solutions and our joint utility industry customers are benefiting from Hadoop solutions that will harness new kinds of data and transform the efficacies of the smart grid.”

Kai adds, “We are working with Hortonworks to bring Grid Director and Hadoop-joint offerings to market as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture solutions.”

There has been a lot of utility industry interest in a combined Bit Stew and Hortonworks solution. Recently, a leading North American utility selected both parties to implement the combined offerings to improve their operational effectiveness.

Delivering real power at the edge
Bit Stew recently unveiled MIx Core™ 8.0, an application processing engine specifically designed to enable machine intelligence for the IIoT. MIx Core, the engine that powers Grid Director, efficiently and effectively scales from embedded devices on the edge of communications networks through to cloud computing. Integrating Hortonworks data platform with MIx Core’s edge processing capabilities will open the door to a whole new generation of Industrial Internet of Things applications.

About Bit Stew Systems Inc. & Grid Director™
Bit Stew Systems Inc. is a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations solutions for the utility industry. Bit Stew’s flagship product, Grid Director, is revolutionizing the way the utility industry deploys, operates, secures and optimizes smart grids globally. Grid Director’s game-changing approach offers customers an in-depth, interactive and real-time view of their smart grids enabling them to make more agile and informed decisions that elevate their business operations. Founded in 2005, Bit Stew is a private company headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia and with offices in Mountain View, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Bit Stew was named to the Gartner Cool Vendors in Energy & Utilities list for 2014. Learn more http://www.griddirector.com. Follow us on Twitter: @grid_director.

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