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Hortonworks Founders to Speak at Cloud Connect and Strata Conference

Hadoop Experts to Participate in Prominent Industry Conferences Discussing the Future of Hadoop, Big Data and Leveraging the Cloud

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—February 13, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects, today announced that Founders Eric Baldeschwieler and Owen O’Malley will be speaking at two upcoming conferences in Silicon Valley: Cloud Connect on February 15 and O’Reilly Strata Conference on February 29.

Both executives will discuss the power of Apache Hadoop in addressing prevailing big data challenges that companies face each day. As co-founders of Hortonworks, a startup that was named “the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry” in a recent Forrester Research, Inc. report, they both play pivotal roles in advancing the open source project and are recognized industry experts.

At Cloud Connect, O’Malley will discuss leveraging the cloud via Apache Hadoop. Many organizations are searching for the most effective ways to leverage the cloud and most cloud technologies are a challenge to implement and are even harder for developers to use. Apache Hadoop offers a well-exercised software development platform that enables companies to take full advantage of the cloud to better manage and analyze massive amounts of data. O’Malley will walk through how Apache Hadoop’s approach to distributed computing makes it easy for the average developers to learn how to scale problems the size of the Internet.

Cloud Connect: Big Data and Leveraging the Cloud
Who: Owen O’Malley, co-founder and senior architect, Hortonworks
Time: 1:15—2:15 p.m. PT
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif., Grand Ballroom F

At Strata Conference, Baldeschwieler will look at the current state of Apache Hadoop, how the ecosystem is evolving by working together to close the existing technological and knowledge gaps, and present a roadmap for the future of the project. Hadoop has evolved to a point where organizations of all sizes and industries are testing its power as a potential solution to their own data management challenges.

Strata Conference: The Future of Hadoop: Becoming an Enterprise Standard
Who: Eric Baldeschwieler, co-founder and CTO, Hortonworks
Time: 10:40—11:20 a.m. PT
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif., Ballroom CD

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks was formed in July 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital in order to promote the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop, the leading open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing large volumes of data. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. The company and its founders are leaders in designing and delivering current and future generations of Apache Hadoop and leverage their expertise to provide unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors, including ISVs, OEMs and service providers.

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