It was a frenetic month of June with Hadoop Summit in San Jose and the GDS International Oil and Gas CIO Summit the following week in San Antonio. Both events were well attended and very positively received by Hortonworks customers and O&G companies beginning to evaluate Hadoop for new advanced analytics applications.
Hadoop Summit was well attended by a large contingent across all segments of the industry and we saw a 500% growth in attendees from oil and gas customers over last year.
Some O&G highlights from the event included:
The week after Hadoop Summit, the GDS International Oil and Gas Summit featured a unique format coupled with an experienced group of delegates eager to understand more about Big Data and Analytics (which was a focus track at the conference).
Hortonworks participated with a select group of vendors and delegates throughout the three day Summit in the following areas:
The Hortonworks Oil and Gas team collaborates with our customers on a simple formula for success with Hadoop. We execute a business value workshop, identify potential pilots with high value and quick execution, and deliver and operationalize targeted business value to a specific business unit or asset team. We accomplish this over a 6-week period with the goal of helping our customers jumpstart their journey to driving decisions with data in Open Enterprise Hadoop.
For the balance of the summer, we are continuing existing discussions and starting new programs of work while looking to ensure that all of our customers have a world-class experience partnering with Hortonworks.