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November 05, 2015
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Helping Customers find Big Data Solutions in Vertical Industries with HDP

One of the fastest ways for customers to realize the benefit of Hadoop technology is by using it to solve relevant business challenges especially as they pertain to improving outcomes in their industry. Customers can accelerate their journey and obtain greater ROI by leveraging solutions and/or services that address challenges unique to their business.

For example, in the Financial Services industry, mitigating risk is critical. The Healthcare industry is searching for solutions to access new data for cutting-edge medical research. The Manufacturing industry wants to capture the flow of real-time sensor and machine data to improve yields. Retailers can increase sales through insights of their customer’s basket analysis. These unique use-cases require partners with proven solutions and/or expertise.

Industry Certified Program

To help customers identify proven HDP industry solutions and experts in the relevant verticals, Hortonworks is excited to announce the Industry Certified Program. This program highlights Industry Certified partners who have created repeatable solution(s) that address industry use cases or demonstrated advisory consulting and integration delivery services powered by HDP in a range of industries.

In all cases, Industry Certified partners have demonstrated customer satisfaction through achieving goals such as reduced costs, lower risk, improved efficiency or generation of new insights.


The Industry Certified program today will focus on Insurance, Health Care, Manufacturing, Telecom, Retail, Financial Services, Government and Oil & Gas.

Partner Support

The program is available to both Hortonworks Technology Partners (ISV/IHV) and System Integrators. This represents a large business opportunity for partners as they look to highlight their expertise and differentiate themselves in these vertical industries:


CapGemini, Hortonworks and Microsoft have enabled an Azure based cloud ecosystem with Office 365, Power BI, Azure DB and HDP 2.3 to allow Consumer Product (CPG) companies to incubate ideas and experiments in a low cost manner to prove out the value of Big Data before hardening and operationalizing it in their own environments. We look forward to participating in the Hortonworks Industry Certified program to help more customers solve these big data challenges by removing infrastructure and other start-up barriers.

—Scott Sweet, Vice President, CapGemini Insights and Data

At CapGemini, we work with Hortonworks to bring Omni Channel, Customer 360, Dynamic Pricing and many other solutions to improve top line growth at our Retail clients. We look forward to participating in the Hortonworks Industry Certified program to help more customers solve these key challenges leveraging Big Data to challenge their traditional and overcome their disruptive competitors.

—Goutham Belliappa, Principal, CapGemini Insights and Data

Clarity Solution Group

At Clarity Solution Group, we work with Hortonworks and HDP to deploy our Consumer720 solution to retailers and consumer goods organizations. The Consumer720 solution enables consumer-focused organizations to develop unique insights about their customers/shoppers across traditional and social channels such as Facebook. The Industry Certified program will help drive awareness to our solution and expertise in this market, and make it easier for customers as they search for proven, big data solutions in retail and consumer goods.

—Duane Lyons, Practice Manager, Clarity Solutions Group

Ernst & Young

We, at Ernst & Young, have worked with and continue to work with Hortonworks to develop and deploy sector relevant, advanced data solutions that can help our valued clients realize improved profitability, enhanced operational efficiency, and gain a better competitive place in the market.   The Hortonworks Industry Certified Program gives us a platform to demonstrate our strong sector knowledge, client relationships and our technology depth we have in the big data space with HDP.

—Scott H. Schlesinger, Principal – IT Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP – Advisory Services


Hortonworks Industry Certified Program will help customers easily identify solutions like ours that are proven in vertical markets like precision medicine and genomics. PHEMI Central’s big data management solution, tightly integrated with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), brings the scale, performance and rigorous privacy, security and data governance requirements necessary to meet the demands of the healthcare and life science industries.

—Adam Lorant, VP Product & Solutions, PHEMI


Delivering analytics in an accelerated way, fully focused on the specific business ask and context, demands continuous applied learning across the stack. We are proud to have built out industry-leading solutions for numerous last-mile implementations with Hortonworks, in a number of verticals including insurance, life sciences, healthcare and CPG.

—Tim Bussiek, VP Marketing, Saama


Skytree is excited to be a part of the Hortonworks Industry Certified program. This program will enable us to continue to deliver the fastest and most accurate machine learning solution on top of Big Data, so our customers can continue to address their most challenging and mission critical predictive analytics use cases.

–Dylan Steeg, VP of Business Development, Skytree


Synerscope puts HDP with Spark at the center of the back-end in its Appliance based Big Data solution for insurance. Our key customers achieve a 30x faster workflow in analytics and data discovery. The appliance deploys in hours and works with directly with raw structured and unstructured data, this sharply reduces the time required for data preparation. Insurance customers use the SynerScope appliance for claims analytics, call-center management, omni-channel, underwriting and data quality to name a few applications. ROI for the system is measured in months. We look forward to participating in the Hortonworks Industry Certified program to help more customers solve these big data challenges.

—Jan-Kees Buenen, CEO, SynerScope BV

Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra offers more than 30 industry vertical solutions for Telecom, BFSI and Manufacturing on our platforms built on Hortonworks technologies. These include the Tech Mahindra Analytics Platform (TAP) for operational intelligence on big data, the PRISM- Predictive Insights platform for advance analytics and the supply chain analytics solution on cloud based on our iDecisions ® BI framework.   The Hortonworks Industry Certified program provides the industry recognition and performance validation that is key for us to effectively take these to market.

— Sanjay Joshi, Global Practice Head BI, Big Data and Analytics, Tech Mahindra

Hortonworks is proud to bring the Industry Certified program to market to benefit our customers and partners.

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Industry Certified Program

Partners can apply for the Industry Certified Program here.


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