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Hortonworks DataFlow Drives the Internet of Anything for the Enterprise

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and NEW YORK — Sept. 28, 2015— Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), the leader in Open Enterprise Hadoop, today announced that the Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) support subscription is now available. Hortonworks DataFlow is powered by Apache NiFi, a top-level open source project, and addresses the tremendous opportunity presented by the Internet of Anything (IoAT). HDF is designed to make it easy to automate and secure all types of data flows and collect, conduct and curate real-time business insights and actions derived from any data, from anything, anywhere.

HDF is complementary to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), the industry’s leading Open Enterprise Hadoop platform. HDF provides the ability for more data to be delivered into HDP and delivers full fidelity analytics on all data for every Hortonworks customer. HDF with HDP will give customers a complete set of secure solutions to manage and find value in the increasing volume of new and legacy data types.

Apache NiFi is based on technology previously called “Niagara Files” that was in development and used at scale within the NSA for the last 8 years and was made available to the Apache Software Foundation through the NSA Technology Transfer Program. Some of the use cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data Ingest– Offers a simple, reliable and secure way to collect data streams.
  • IoAT Optimization– Allows organizations to overcome real world constraints such as limited or expensive bandwidth while ensuring data quality and reliability.
  • Compliance– Enables organizations to understand everything that happens to data in motion from its creation to its final resting place, which is particularly important for regulated industries that must retain and report on chain of custody.
  • Digital Security– Helps organizations collect large volumes of data from many sources and prioritize which data is brought back for analysis first, a critical capability given the time sensitivity of identifying security breaches.

“NiFi addresses dataflow challenges we have right now and provides upside for where we’re heading,” says Alexandar Ryabov, senior director of Data Engineering at Wargaming.Net. “It is also a big win for us that it is designed for the global enterprise.”

“HDF simplifies the process of collecting, conducting and curating the vast amounts of data currently being generated via the Internet of Anything. By flowing that data into HDP, our customers are able to rapidly bring these new data elements under management in a completely secure and purely open way,” said Tim Hall, vice president of product management at Hortonworks. “With the addition of HDF to our product portfolio, Hortonworks is well positioned to help customers deliver transformational business insights.”

Hortonworks will be at Strata Hadoop World, September 29-October 1 at the Javits Center in New York City. For more information about HDF or HDP, please visit the Hortonworks booth #409. Or hear more at the Open Enterprise Hadoop Roadshow, coming to 15 cities worldwide. Register here


Additional Resources

About Hortonworks DataFlow

Hortonworks DataFlow Webinar Replay

Apache NiFi


About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leader in accelerating business transformations with Open Enterprise Hadoop by developing, distributing and supporting an enterprise-scale data platform built entirely on open source technology including Apache™ Hadoop®. 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.

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Hortonworks, HDF and HDP are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” regarding Hortonworks, Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make.

Such forward-looking statements generally relate to future events, our ability to increase the number of support subscription customers, the growth in usage of the Hadoop framework, our ability to innovate and develop the various open source projects that will enhance the capabilities of the HDP and HDF, anticipated customer benefits, including security and general business outlook.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results and the forward-looking statements in this press release are included in our most recently filed Form 10-Q and in other filings we make with the Securities Exchange Commission from time to time, particularly under the caption Risk Factors.

We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements


For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861