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Hortonworks Establishes Data Governance Initiative

Aetna, Merck, Target and SAS join forces with Hortonworks to ensure common approach to data governance across all systems and data

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—January 28, 2015—Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP), the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the creation of the Data Governance Initiative (DGI). DGI will develop an extensible foundation that addresses enterprise requirements for comprehensive data governance. In addition to Hortonworks, the founding members of DGI are Aetna, Merck, and Target and Hortonworks’ technology partner SAS.

Enterprises adopting a modern data architecture must address certain realities when legacy and new data from disparate platforms are brought under management. DGI members will work with the open source community to deliver a comprehensive solution; offering fast, flexible and powerful metadata services, deep audit store and an advanced policy rules engine. It will also feature deep integration with Apache Falcon for data lifecycle management and Apache Ranger for global security policies. Additionally, the DGI solution will interoperate with and extend existing third-party data governance and management tools by shedding light on the access of data within Hadoop. Further DGI investment roadmap phases will be released in the coming weeks.

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“This joint engineering initiative is another pillar in our unique open source development model,” said Tim Hall, vice president, product management at Hortonworks. “We are excited to partner with the other DGI members to build a completely open data governance foundation that meets enterprise requirements.”

“As customers are moving Hadoop into corporate data and processing environments, metadata and data governance are much needed capabilities. SAS participation in this initiative strengthens the integration of SAS data management, analytics and visualization into the HDP environment and more broadly it helps advance the Apache Hadoop project. This additional integration will give customers better ability to manage big data governance within the Hadoop framework,” said SAS Vice President of Product Management Randy Guard.

Further reading

Enterprise Hadoop:                                        www.hortonworks.com/hadoop

Apache Falcon:                                               http://hortonworks.com/hadoop/falcon/

Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture:     www.hortonworks.com/mda

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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Michelle Lazzar