There’s been a lot of big news coming out of Hortonworks this week, namely announcing their partnership with Lucidworks to bring Solr-based search to their big data platform. This partnership makes Apache Solr the defacto big data search platform of choice for all Hortonworks customers.

The combination of Apache Solr and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) makes big data accessible to more people within an organization, not just developers, analysts and data scientists. The SolrCluster crew was lucky enough to catch up with David McJannet, Vice President of Marketing at Hortonworks, to chat about the announcement.