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May 12, 2015
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Partner Love and Hortonworks

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love telling the story of of the transformative nature of Apache Hadoop along with the increasing pervasiveness of enterprise Hadoop driven through a vibrant ecosystem.

Here are some of the highlights from the last few weeks and beyond:

SAS Global and Executive Forums

Special shout out (and thank you) to the SAS team for putting on an amazing event!

Hortonworks participated in a couple of panel sessions at this event:

And of course, lots of great conversations with the conference attendees about integration of HDP and SAS portfolio, especially around SAS Data Loader for Hortonworks Data Platform.

You can learn more about the partnership here.

We are excited to sponsor and participate in this year’s SAS Financial Services Executive Forum happening on May 13-14 to a selected group of executives in financial services and insurance industry. Our very own, Mark Lochibihler, will be part of a panel discussion “Hadoop and SAS: Empowering the New Analytics Experience”. This event will feature live streaming sessions, register now to attend the virtual event.
Mark Lochibihler will be part of a panel session at this event.

Another SAS related event, we’re also going to be part of SAS Healthcare Executive Forum happening May 19-20 to a selected group of executives from across the health care provider, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health plan sectors. Richard Proctor will be part of a panel with Ravi Shanbhag, Director of Data Science, from UnitedHealth Group and SAS healthcare expert where they’ll discuss use cases and showcase UnitedHealth Group Big Data journey. You can also register for the virtual event here.

MS Ignite

We had an exciting and packed week at MS Ignite!

  • There were 2 customer focused Interactive Seminar Sessions on Monday.
  • We saw 3x the attendance of any other session at the Ignite Solution Theater, where Hortonworks, Dhruv Kumar and Microsoft, Ron Abellera co-presented and demo’d how to Deploy a Centralized Data Architecture in the Cloud and Data
    • Hopping booth with ~ 266 companies across 26 countries visited and had the opportunity to:
      • Participated in Learning Sessions that ran throughout each day (some came back 3 times to see different sessions!)
      • Showed Hadoop, HDInsight and Azure demos in action
      • Hung out at our Meet the Expert Bar for 1:1 time


SAP Sapphire – with over 20,000 attendees at the event, we had many excellent conversationswith attendees about how they can use SAP products and solutions along side Hortonworks Data Platform. Additionally, Grant Bodley co-presented a Microforum with Varian Medical and KPIT titled “Accelerate the Journey to Value with Game-Changing Solutions.”

EMC World

Hortonworks had a great week at EMC World where we had multiple speaking sessions and co-presentations with a wide range of representatives from EMC. Here are the highlights:

  • Rob and CJ DesaiTim Hall, Hortonworks VP of Product Management was on a panel discussing Rack-Scale flash and Hadoop.
  • Matt Morgan, Hortonworks VP of Product Marketing co-presented with Nick Kirsch, CTO of EMC Emerging Technology Division presenting on the journey to a data lake.
  • Rob Bearden, Hortonworks CEO and CJ Desai, President of EMC Emerging Technologies Division, discussed the partnership on theCUBE.
  • Matt Morgan and Tim Hall interviewed multiple times on EMCTV .
  • And of course, had lots of great conversations with the conference attendees about the integration of HDP and Isilon.
  • You can learn more about the partnership here.

Informatica World

And, Informatica World is happening this week. We are looking forward to two great panels:

  • On Tuesday, May 12, during the Big Data Ready Summit, John Kreisa will participate in the Succeeding with Big Data and Avoiding the Pitfalls panel.
  • On Wednesday, May 13, our new CTO, Scott Gnau, will join Teradata and Informatica’s CTOs for the Data Integration & Optimization in a Big Data Architecture panel.

This is only a sample of all the worldwide activities we’ve had with our partners. You can also experience some of the virtual events we’ve done with partners by checking out our webinars page.

Look for more Hortonworks activity with our partners coming to a city near you!


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