Enterprise customers love Hortonworks for running Apache Hive, Apache Spark and other Apache Hadoop workloads. They also love the value that Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) provides, like high throughput access to cloud data of any size, sharing easily and securely with its true hierarchical file system, Posix ACLs, along with Role-based Access Control (RBAC), and encryption-at-rest.
Azure HDInsight managed workloads – which offers built-in integration with and access to ADLS – vastly simplifies the management of enterprise clusters for many enterprises. Customers have a choice, and some Hortonworks customers choose to customize and manage their own clusters deployed directly on Azure cloud infrastructure, and those deployments need direct access ADLS.
Read about it in the Azure blog.