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Eighth Annual Hadoop Summit North America to Showcase Open Enterprise Hadoop Adoption Across Industries

Premier Industry Event to Shine Light on Innovative Enterprise Use Cases

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2015— Hosts Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP) and Yahoo! today announced that the 8th Annual Hadoop Summit North America, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community with content selected by the community for the community, will showcase examples of how Open Enterprise Hadoop is transforming industries. Taking place June 9-11 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, Hadoop Summit North America features 199 speakers across 7 tracks and more than 160 presentations. Attendees will learn about innovative enterprise use cases, development and administration tips and tricks, the cutting edge in project developments from the committers, and how the Apache Hadoop community is accelerating the readiness of Hadoop technology to drive global adoption.

Hadoop Summit North America will bring together more than 4,000 community members, presenting excellent networking opportunities for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop.

Notable keynotes include:

  • Hadoop Adoption – “Adoption Is the Only Option – 5 Ways Hadoop Is Changing The World And 2 Ways It Will Change Yours” by Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst, Forrester
  •  “Big Data Today” by Geoffrey Moore, author, speaker and advisor
  •  “0.5%: The Margin Between Good and Great, and How to Find It” by David Epstein, best-selling author of The Sports Gene

Complementing the keynotes is the “Hadoop in the Enterprise” panel in which companies from a wide variety of industries discuss their journey with Hadoop, from proof of concept to production. The audience will hear from Hadoop end-users including:

  •  Sam Gentsch, Manager IT, Home Depot
  •  Chris Dingle, Senior Director, Audience Solutions, Rogers Communications
  • Anil Varma, Vice President, Data Science & Analytics, Schlumberger
  • David T. Lin, Cloud Platform Engineering, Leader and Evangelist, Symantec
  • Rob Smith, Executive Director of IT, Verizon

“This year’s Hadoop Summit North America is shaping up to be bigger and better than any previous Summit. We have an A-list of speakers, sponsors and attendees that will illustrate how Hadoop is transforming their businesses,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. “Using Apache Hadoop, an enterprise can create new analytic applications and optimize their IT infrastructure. We thank our sponsors and the Apache community members for their support in making this a must-see event.”

Hadoop Summit North America 2015 sponsors include:


  •      Hortonworks
  •      Yahoo!

Diamond Sponsors

  •      EMC
  •      HP
  •      Microsoft
  •      SAP
  •      Teradata

Platinum Sponsors

  •       Actian Corporation
  •       BMC
  •       Cloudera
  •       Dell Inc.
  •       IBM
  •       Informatica
  •       Intel
  •       MapR Technologies
  •       Oracle
  •       Pivotal
  •       SAS
  •       Trifacta
  •       WANdisco

To register for the Hadoop Summit North America 2015, please visit:

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861