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First Ever Hadoop Summit Melbourne to Highlight Digital Transformations Powered by Data

SYDNEY, Australia — August 18, 2016 — Host Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP) today announced the first Asia-Pacific Hadoop Summit taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Hadoop Summit is the premier industry event for those seeking best practices about the transformational impact of big data on organizations. The conference will take place August 31st – September 1st, 2016 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia, featuring more than 60 speakers across 48 sessions.

Attendees with both business and technical perspectives will learn about the big data drivers, including Apache™ Hadoop®, that are fueling digital transformations. Hadoop Summit is a unique event where all sessions are by pragmatists and experts in their fields and have been selected by the Apache community. Attendees will develop an understanding of key technologies powering new modern data applications and the value they generate for organizations. With successful events already this year in Dublin, Ireland and San Jose, USA, Hadoop Summit has become the go-to event providing community-vetted practical guidance to novices as well as experienced Connected Data Platform practitioners.

“The enterprises of today are undergoing significant digital transformation powered by Connected Data Platforms and modern data applications,” said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer, Hortonworks. “We are excited to extend key business and technical best practices to the Asia Pacific region and thank all of our customers, partners and the community for their support.”

Joining Hortonworks Chief Technology Officer Scott Gnau on stage will be Ravi Kalidindi, Data Architecture & Technology Manager at AGL Energy Limited (AGL) and Niall Keating, Head of Big Data at Coles to discuss their experiences and points of view around Apache Hadoop. In addition, Lee Hickin, Commercial Lead for Internet of Things at Microsoft will deliver a keynote. Hortonworks is proud to highlight Microsoft as the Platinum Sponsor of Hadoop Summit Melbourne.

Complementing the customer and partner plenary sessions is the technical demonstration keynote in which Hortonworks Founder Alan Gates will discuss key connected data architecture trends and showcase a cloud technical preview.

To register for Hadoop Summit Melbourne, please visit  The promotional code “PR20” can be redeemed for 20% off the cost of registration.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 1,800+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

Hortonworks, Powering the Future of Data, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861