Today we are thrilled to officially open our new international headquarters in the heart of London. This new office is a substantial increase and upgrade to the space we had been occupying for more than a year, and was much needed in order to accommodate our continued growth and success in international markets. We’ve reached a very exciting stage in our growth. The move to new, larger premises in the City of London will allow us to better serve our customers, partners and the Hadoop Community and up the tempo of our international commercial activities as a result. These new facilities reflect our ambition to further grow and expand both our UK and wider international business. We will also be looking to seek a degree of local recruitment for our new facilities and hope Hortonworks can provide a focal point for the local Hadoop Community.
We are as excited about the larger office as we are about the location. In the heart of the financial district but close to Silicon Roundabout, Tech City, multiple tube stops and Liverpool Street Railway station, this office is easy to get to and on the way to commercial and community destinations.
The relocation will see an increase in Hortonworks’ local workforce with an objective of further growth in 2016. The new offices also offer improved space for Hortonworks’ technical support team, as well as an improved facility for its solution and support engineers, marketing and sales teams. A key component of the design is to offer easily accessible space for gatherings and meet-ups to foster
With the rapid growth of the business, we had quickly outgrown our existing facilities. The new space is substantially larger and the open, community friendly design was influenced by discussions we had with partners, customers and the Hadoop community. The new space is many times larger than the previous space and includes an open kitchen ad bar area as well as open casual meeting spaces and video conferencing facilities. The new space encourages individuals and teams to interact and share ideas internally and externally.
Located in the heart of the London financial district the office includes spaces that ecosystem and partners can drop in for meetings and refreshments.
2015 has been a year of tremendous progress for us here at Hortonworks as seen through our recent 2Q results, with the company continuing to work at the forefront of the big data industry.
We are excited by our new office and how well it represents the commitment to open source and open communities. We hope you can stop by and see, experience and share the new space with us sometime soon.