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Hortonworks Honored Winner in the Teradata 2014 Epic Award for Big Data Contributions

Recognized for Strategic Partnership of Hortonworks Data Platform and for Delivering Solutions that Drive Meaningful Business for Shared Customers

PALO ALTO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 23, 2014—Hortonworks®, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has won the Teradata EPIC award for Big Data Intelligence at the Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo in Nashville for the second year in a row.

Recognized for Hortonworks’ partnership with Teradata Hadoop appliance, which is powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the technologies help companies effectively manage and analyze vast amounts of multi-structured data streaming in from a wide variety of data sources. This allows them to create a data lake and process data at scale, in a cost effective manner. By using the appliance with the latest Apache Hadoop technology, HDP 2.1, to refine, explore, and enrich the various types of data collected over the years, companies can obtain a 360-degree view of the customer, increase their ability of fraud detection and significantly enhance their business insight and compliance capabilities.

The annual Teradata EPIC Awards program recognizes the world’s best in using analytic data to drive business, marketing or operational improvements. The awards are given for achievement in the use of data analytics to create business value and for their contributions to business and technology. Partner Awards recognize Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) who have made outstanding business and technology contributions to Teradata and its customers.

“We are honored to win this award for the second consecutive year as we partner to provide big data analytics and Apache Hadoop for the enterprise,” said John Kreisa, Hortonworks vice president of strategic marketing. “Working together, we are enabling Teradata customer’s direct access to the latest technologies coming from the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, next-generation data architecture, and accelerating innovation and adoption of 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop.”

“We recognize Hortonworks as a significant partner who has brought the value of Teradata’s analytic platforms for strategic data analysis to our joint customers,” said Bob Fair, executive vice president and chief marketing and information officer, Teradata.

For additional information on Teradata EPIC Awards:

About the Teradata EPIC Awards

EPIC Awards recognize Teradata customers and partners for their leadership in implementing data and analytics solutions. These awards are conferred in eight annual awards to customers and in five additional awards to both systems integration companies and independent software vendors. All companies that have created a solution based on any analytic platform, including Teradata, Teradata Aster and/or a Teradata marketing or analytic software application and have measured the bottom-line business value to the company are eligible for nomination. Learn more about the Teradata EPIC Awards at

About 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.

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861