Hortonworks Announces Reseller Agreement with SAP

Through Agreement, SAP to Resell Hortonworks Data Platform to Deliver an Enterprise Architecture with Apache Hadoop

PALO ALTO, Calif. and LONDON— September 11, 2013—Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with SAP (NYSE: SAP). The agreement enables SAP to resell Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the industry’s only 100-percent open source data platform powered by Apache Hadoop. It will allow users of SAP® software with a simple way to incorporate Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures to enable a broad range of new applications as well as enrich existing ones with additional data sources.

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Built and packaged by the core architects of Apache Hadoop, HDP includes the necessary components to help refine and explore new data sources, and find new business insights. It is increasingly becoming a core component of enterprise data management systems as it allows organizations to cost-effectively capture, process and share data in any format and at any scale.

“SAP is an enterprise software leader, and we’re excited to be working together,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy, Hortonworks. “Through this reseller agreement, we look forward to working closely with SAP to assist its customers and partners to adopt Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures.”

“SAP is very pleased to extend our relationship with Hortonworks through this reseller agreement,” said Irfan Khan, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Big Data. “Hortonworks’ commitment to  helping enable our SAP HANA platform to interoperate with Hadoop while contributing all of their work into the open source projects at the Apache Software Foundation makes Hortonworks a logical choice. And with Hadoop, SAP HANA, as well as the analytic and application solutions from SAP, we expect that our customers will be able to reap the benefits of instant results together with infinite storage to improve business performance.”

For more details regarding this agreement, please visit the blogs from both Hortonworks and the press release from SAP.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and delivers a modern data architecture with the support of key technology partners. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.

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