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Greg Pavlik Named VP of Engineering at Hortonworks

Oracle Engineering Executive Joins Leading Apache Hadoop Contributor to Drive Development of Next-Generation Data Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—April 2, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop, today announced that veteran Oracle executive Greg Pavlik has joined the company as vice president of engineering.

With more than 15 years working in the distributed systems, middleware, and real-time analytics markets, Pavlik brings proven software engineering management expertise to lead Hortonworks’ product development organization. As vice president of engineering, Pavlik will be responsible for ensuring the success of Hortonworks’ product development and engineering activities, growing a world-class engineering team, and delivering an enterprise-ready data platform powered by Apache Hadoop.

“Greg’s extensive experience growing and leading large enterprise engineering teams that deliver high-quality software makes him a key addition to our management team,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Under Greg’s leadership, Hortonworks will continue to execute on our mission of making Apache Hadoop the next-generation data platform and enabling a vibrant Hadoop ecosystem.”

“Hadoop is changing the way enterprises analyze and process data, and I am excited to join Hortonworks and be on the cutting edge of the big data movement,” said Pavlik. “Hortonworks is focused on making Apache Hadoop a more powerful and easy-to-use platform. My past experience with reliable, distributed middleware, real-time analytics, and in transforming portfolios of products into platform solutions is ideally suited to executing on the company’s goals.”

Prior to joining Hortonworks, Pavlik spent nearly 10 years at Oracle, most recently as vice president of product development for Oracle’s market-leading SOA and integration portfolio where he was responsible for building and managing the development organizations responsible for Oracle’s SOA Suite, governance offerings and Application Integration Architecture (AIA) products. Pavlik also served on Oracle’s External Research Board, responsible for funding academic and research partnerships, and on Oracle’s Architecture Review Board, which provided global oversight for the company’s technology initiatives. Prior roles involved leading technical direction for Oracle’s Web services strategy and fusion middleware transaction processing infrastructure. 

Before working at Oracle, Pavlik was the principal architect for the Java middleware division at Hewlett Packard. Previously, he worked at Bluestone Software on Java Application Server middleware.

Pavlik holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of data. The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage, and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit

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