Web: Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

August 2015 by: From The Web

Open source Hadoop distribution specialist Hortonworks wants to close the loop on predictive analytics, allowing it to turn what it calls the "Internet of Anything" into actionable insights. To get there, it announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Onyara, creator and key contributor to the top-level Apache NiFi open source project.


NiFi was born eight years ago as Niagarafiles, a National Security Agency (NSA) project for automating data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The agency released NiFi to open source via the Apache Software Foundation late last year as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. Onyara was founded last December by the engineers who were the key contributors Niagarafiles, and opened for business in March of 2015. NiFi became a top-level Apache project in July 2015.


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