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Hortonworks Chief Products Officer to Present at Structure: Data 2012

Ari Zilka to Discuss the Future of the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem 

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—March 19, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop, today announced that its Chief Products Officer Ari Zilka will be presenting at Structure Data: 2012, being held March 21-22nd in New York City where Hortonworks is also a sponsor of the event. Zilka will participate in the “What’s Next for Hadoop: State of the Ecosystem and Changes Afoot” panel discussion with representatives from Informatica, RainStor and Hadapt.

The panel will take a closer look at the rise of Apache Hadoop and its adoption by the mainstream enterprise. Zilka and the other panelists will discuss what has changed from a product perspective, where the next crop of Hadoop-focused startups are coming from, and what customers are doing today and will be doing in the near future. 

What:             “What’s Next for Hadoop: State of the Ecosystem and Changes Afoot” 

Who:               Ari Zilka, chief products officer at Hortonworks 

When:             March 22, 2012 at 9:40 a.m. ET 

Where:           GigaOM’s Structure Data: 2012

                          Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers

                          New York, NY 10011       

About Ari Zilka

Ari Zilka is chief products officer at Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop. In this position, Zilka is responsible for furthering product strategy and direction for Hortonworks, and leading the company’s product management function as well as its field and sales engineering teams. Before joining Hortonworks, Zilka was CTO at Terracotta, which he founded in 2003. Previously, Zilka was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before joining Accel, he was the chief Architect at, where he led the innovation and development of the company’s new engineering initiatives. Zilka holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

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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