In March of 2013 we announced our plans to enter the European market and just six months we have not only landed but also are expanding and operating across Europe with field teams in UK, France and Germany. Those teams are growing and, more importantly, our customer base is expanding.
European customers are actively looking for solutions that enable the processing and analysis of large quantities of data, and Apache Hadoop is meeting those needs. While there are more, two companies in particular stand out in our new European customer list… XING and Spotify!
Danke schön XING! XING AG, the Hamburg- based professional social-networking platform and leader in German-speaking countries, has over 13 million members worldwide. They were looking to strongly grow their Hadoop infrastructure in order to cope and create value from their petabytes of data generated. They turned to Hortonworks as a reliable Hadoop partner to drive more advanced and personalized services, and continue to drive innovation on the XING user experience.
Spot on at Spotify. Spotify is one of the fastest growing online music companies in history and have been using Hadoop for over 5 years. They have a team of experienced resources who manage and maintain the largest Hadoop cluster in Europe and ultimately, we are flattered that they have chosen to partner with us by selecting the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for their future of Hadoop.
Hortonworks’ European infrastructure is already established, supporting increasing numbers of customers with employees on the ground within the region. As we progress in Europe we’re seeing very similar adoption patterns as those we witnessed the past few years in the United States. Hadoop adoption has started with the larger, experienced web properties and then extends to the telcos, financial services and retail companies.
Our thanks to our customers, partners and team for all of their support in this initial expansion of our operations.