SANTA CLARA, Calif.—April 14, 2015—Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP), the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has appointed Scott Gnau as chief technology officer. Scott is an established industry leader with vast experience driving technology vision in the enterprise.
Scott will begin his new role with Hortonworks on April 27, 2015. He will be responsible for the organization’s global technology strategy, leading innovative product directions and providing expertise and leadership across Hortonworks research and development programs.
“Scott’s deep experience in data management and analytics will add tremendous value to the future of the Hortonworks Data Platform,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott to the Hortonworks executive team.”
Scott has spent his entire career in the data industry, most recently as president of Teradata Labs where he provided visionary direction for research, development and sales support activities related to Teradata integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and associated solutions. He also drove the investments and acquisitions in Teradata’s technology related to the solutions from Teradata Labs.
“Hortonworks is enabling the entire Hadoop ecosystem and accelerating enterprise adoption of the platform through its products’ centralized architecture,” said Scott Gnau. “I am passionate about data and solving customer problems through analytics and look forward to applying these skills at Hortonworks.”
Hortonworks 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.