SANTA CLARA, Calif.—July 7, 2015—Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP), the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has appointed Ingrid Burton as Chief Marketing Officer. She will be responsible for the company’s global go-to-market strategy, overseeing all corporate product, digital, field and partner marketing functions. Ingrid is an experienced marketing executive and brings more than 25 years of technology marketing experience to Hortonworks.
“Open Enterprise Hadoop is accelerating, and Hortonworks is well positioned to lead this rapidly-growing market category,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer at Hortonworks. “Ingrid’s vast technology marketing experience and proven results will greatly contribute to our market position, and we are excited to welcome her to the company.”
“Hortonworks is an innovative company with an incredible market opportunity,” said Burton. “I look forward to growing the company and the brand by amplifying the value of Open Enterprise Hadoop for businesses everywhere.”
Ingrid was previously senior vice president of technology and innovation marketing at SAP where she led marketing for a large portfolio of data and analytics products and technologies, including SAP HANA. Prior to that, she was chief marketing officer at both Silver Spring Networks and Plantronics, as well as more than 15 years holding senior marketing roles at Sun Microsystems and software development roles at GTE, Megatek and United Technologies. She holds a BA in Math with a concentration in Computer Science from San Jose State University.
Hortonworks is the leader in emerging Open Enterprise Hadoop and develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.
The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.
Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.