Robin Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform announced as the First and Only Container Solution certified to run Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)

Robin’s unique Application Defined Infrastructure approach enables the use of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) with Docker containers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 4, 2018 – Robin Systems, the only container-based Application-Defined Infrastructure (ADI) software provider, announced today that Robin Platform is the First and Only container solution that has been certified to run Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) solution. Robin Platform significantly simplifies the deployment, management and consolidation of the containerized Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) solution; on-premise or in the cloud.

“Hortonworks recognizes the multiple benefits of Docker container technologies when compared to virtual machines and how Robin Platform best enables the use of Containers for complex data-heavy pipelines. Since Robin was the first Container solution to be tested for HDP certification, we dedicated our own QA team to put Robin Platform’s HDP support through a rigorous suite of tests across all components and aspects of our platform. Hortonworks is excited about this collaboration and looks forward to working with Hortonworks support subscribers who choose the Robin Platform for their HDP deployment.” said Scott Andress, Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances, Hortonworks.

Unlike other solutions in the market that target only container orchestration, Robin Platform addresses the entire application IO path – a more complete view allowing application workflows to auto-configure the compute, network, storage layers. This is a key differentiation in supporting data-intensive applications like Hortonworks HDP that require fine tuning of all infrastructure layers to get the best performance and reliability. Robin’s architecture enables IT teams to meet the most demanding requirements for SLAs and performance isolation between HDP services even in a shared infrastructure environment, while letting development and scientific user teams enjoy an app-store experience with 1-click self-service workflows to deploy, scale and manage HDP clusters.

Robin’s architecture differentiation also applies to all Big-Data, NoSQL and RDBMS applications like Cassandra, MongoDB, Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, IBM-Db2 and SAP-HANA. In fact, Robin Platform has the broadest support of enterprise data apps in the market, is the only solution that lets you share resources across multiple applications and users while guaranteeing performance isolation and the only solution that slashes deployment, as well as management times from days to minutes.

“We are honored to be the first and only Hortonworks’ certified partner designed and optimized for container technology. We specifically architected Robin Platform for complex distributed applications like HDP that need much more than just Docker containers with storage plugin in order to meet production deployment and support requirements. I am happy to see this validated by Hortonworks testing as this is good peace of mind for our customers deploying HDP atop Robin Platform.” said Premal Buch, CEO of Robin Systems.

Robin Platform is a Container-based pure software solution that sits between the application and the infrastructure and enables 1-click application workflows for the user by letting the applications auto-configure storage, compute and networking across on-premise and cloud-based environments. It has REST APIs and hooks to interface with the rest of the ecosystem and requires no changes to the applications.

Robin also offers two Free editions: 1. Free Trial (FE) with unlimited scale, scope and a full feature set, and 2. Free for life Community Edition (CE) with a full feature set with up to five Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) AMIs of any type or size.

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100.  Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture. For more information, visit

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About Robin Systems
Robin transforms the way enterprise applications drive the infrastructure by bringing together purpose-built container-aware block storage with application-aware manager into the cloud (private and/or public). This demonstrates unique benefits to distributed, clustered and stateful applications including Big-Data and Databases. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle, and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance higher consolidation and a much simpler application lifecycle management than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as  Clear VenturesDN CapitalUSAA, Hasso Plattner Ventures and CloudScale Capital Partners.


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