Interest in Hadoop as a transformational data platform continues to grow around the world, as more enterprises are building and deploying Hadoop solutions. Hortonworks has been a leader in this regard, as evidenced by the growth of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), with both new and renewing customers worldwide. Customer demand for HDP applications and creative use cases is reaching ever-increasing levels. As such, demand for skilled professional services resources to guide HDP development and deployment represents a tremendous business opportunity for partners.
Attracted to the rapid growth and transformational impact of HDP, System Integration partners are looking for ways to differentiate the depth of their HDP skills, experience and ability to support clients across geographies. Customers in turn, are looking for ways to clearly identify System Integration partners that are committed to Hortonworks and can support their business requirements for HDP implementation in various geographic regions throughout the world – across Europe, Asia and throughout the Americas.
To this end, Hortonworks is proud to announce our new System Integrator Partner Program, which matches core partner benefits to the level of commitment made to supporting the Hortonworks Data Platform. As partners increase their commitment to certifying resources in HDP they enjoy an increasing range of benefits including relationship management, marketing, communications, technical sales support and training discounts. With Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers, the program clearly delineates the scale of a partner’s commitment to Hortonworks and the scope of value that clients can expect from each category.
The entry point to the program is the Bronze level in which partners register their organization with Hortonworks and begin their path to certifications. In doing so they have access to training discounts and sales and marketing materials.
Silver partners have elected to specialize in HDP and are committed to sales enablement and certifications. In addition to Bronze benefits, Silver partners are eligible to participate in customer use case webinars and blogs, and are supported with access to Regional Field Business Development representatives.
Gold partners select a specific continent as their principal theater of operations and invest in their Hortonworks practice to meet commensurate proactive sales, certification and specialization goals. This distinction is supported by a named Regional Business Development lead and access to joint marketing opportunities.
Platinum is the highest level of partnership and is for global partners that invest significantly in their Hortonworks practice, meeting specific proactive sales, certification and specialization goals across multiple international theaters, providing the ability to support clients around the world. Hortonworks’ commits to executive sponsorship, sales, marketing, technical and industry vertical named resources and Partner Advisory Council participation.
Customers can view current System Integrator and Consultant partners on the Hortonworks website. Partners and customers can learn more about the System Integrator Program here, and organizations wishing to register for the Hortonworks System Integrator Partner Program can sign up here.