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Hortonworks Launches Partner Program to Expand Ecosystem of Apache Hadoop-Based Solutions

Program Assists Technology Vendors and Systems Integrators to Implement, Extend and Optimize Their Solutions and Services for the Hortonworks Data Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—November 1, 2011—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects, today announced a comprehensive Partner Program for technology vendors and systems integrators. The Hortonworks Partner Program is designed to help expand the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, providing knowledge, support and training services for the Hortonworks Data Platform to meet the needs of independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs). 

The Hortonworks Technology Partner Program is designed to assist ISVs and other solution providers to integrate and extend their solutions for Apache Hadoop, and includes a variety of technical enablement, technical support and training offerings. The Hortonworks Systems Integrator Program consists of support, training and certification offerings, and is designed to enable and certify a broad ecosystem of systems integrators to provide expert Apache Hadoop consulting and integration services.

A number of leading organizations have announced participation in the Hortonworks Partner Program including: Datameer, EnterpriseDB, Informatica, Jaspersoft, Karmasphere, Lucid Imagination, Pentaho, Pervasive Software, SeaMicro, SnapLogic, StackIQ, 10gen, Tresata, Vertica, VoltDB, and Zettaset.

“The ultimate success of Apache Hadoop depends heavily upon the existence of a vibrant ecosystem of service and solution providers that meet the needs of global enterprises,” said Eric Baldeschwieler, CEO of Hortonworks. “It is our belief that 50 percent of the world’s data will be processed by Apache Hadoop within five years and we are excited to partner with such an esteemed group of organizations at the forefront of big data to make this vision a reality.”

Leading Technology Companies Support Hortonworks Partner Program:

“Apache Hadoop’s cost-effectiveness, scalability and flexibility is revolutionizing how organizations increase operational effectiveness, better understand customer behavior and detect and prevent fraud,” said Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer. “As the pioneering provider of Hadoop-based business intelligence, Datameer is very excited to be supporting the Hortonworks Data Platform and working with Hortonworks as part of their Technology Partner Program to build out a complete ecosystem of Hadoop-based solutions.”

“EnterpriseDB understands the value of expertise. We employ a number of industry thought leaders and PostgreSQL community experts to build and support our Postgres Plus product line,” said Karen Tegan Padir, Vice President Products and Marketing, EnterpriseDB. “That’s why Hortonworks is an easy partner choice. Their expertise and knowledge of Apache Hadoop is unparalleled in the industry, and they provide us with the necessary tools to access the full capabilities of Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform for EnterpriseDB’s Hadoop/PostgreSQL connector.”

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Hortonworks to deliver an innovative solution that combines cost-effective and flexible business intelligence with enhanced availability, performance, security, and manageability for Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform,” said Karl Van den Bergh, Vice President of Product and Alliances at Jaspersoft.  “Together, we make it easier to access Big Data and quickly gain meaningful insights from it.”

“Companies are increasingly asking for solutions that unlock the power of big data and expand its use beyond IT departments,” said Martin Hall, co-founder and EVP Corporate Development, Karmasphere. “Our customers look to Karmasphere to deliver big data intelligence solutions that explore and analyze the unstructured data produced by web, mobile, sensor and social media channels along with traditional structured data. As such, we are excited to partner with Hortonworks to ensure that our solutions are optimized for Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform.”   

“Big data is growing fast — and that’s driving demand for cost-effective solutions that deliver actionable, relevant information for end users,” said Frank Calderon, Chief Operating Officer of Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. “We are excited to be working with Hortonworks to ensure that we optimize the integration between Apache Hadoop, the Hortonworks Data Platform, Lucene/Solr and our commercial grade LucidWorks search platform to accelerate disruptive competitive advantage.”

 “Pentaho is helping organizations analyze big data at the speed of thought,” said Richard Daley, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Pentaho. “Hortonworks is a natural partner and we are looking forward to working together to make it easier and faster than ever to integrate and analyze the enormous data volumes stored and processed by Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform.”

“Pervasive shares Hortonworks’ passion for making Apache Hadoop a robust, vibrant and complete ecosystem for big data management and analytics,” said Mike Hoskins, Pervasive CTO and General Manager, Big Data Products and Solutions.  “We are moving aggressively on multiple fronts to deliver on that vision:  leveraging the rich 20-year history of Pervasive Data Integrator to give Hadoop and Hortonworks Data Platform users access to thousands of traditional data sources, from ERPs to RDBMS to enterprise and cloud-based applications; applying the power of our next-gen dataflow engine, Pervasive DataRush, to enhance the price/performance of a range of MapReduce and Hive workloads; and applying highly scalable analytics to large datasets in Hadoop data stores like HBase.”  

“SeaMicro is pleased to partner with Hortonworks and support the Hortonworks Data Platform for enterprises to build and deploy big data solutions,” says Neena Pemmaraju, VP, Solutions and Technology, SeaMicro. “With Hadoop’s ability to store and process large amounts of data, quickly and cost effectively, we look forward to working with Hortonworks to expand the Hadoop community and make the technology easier to consume in the enterprise.”

“SnapLogic’s approach to application and data integration, applying web principles rather than last century’s rigid adapter approaches, allows us to naturally unleash the power of big data for enterprise applications,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO and Co-Founder at SnapLogic. “The potential for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise has never been more clear, but businesses hungry to mine and manage big data are hitting a wall when it comes to connectivity with business applications. Current solutions for big data integration require strong parallel programming skills and are thus complex and time-consuming to create.  Together, SnapLogic and the Hortonworks Data Platform provide an easier, holistic solution for our customers’ Big Data needs.”

“StackIQ’s latest product, Rocks+ Big Data, is tightly integrated with Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform. We manage all the essentials, like the Linux OS and middleware,” said Joe Markee, CEO, StackIQ. “Partnering with Hortonworks makes complete sense for StackIQ because of their team’s exceptional track record and leadership in the Apache Hadoop community development process.” 

“Tresata believes in the vision and strategy Hortonworks brings to the Hadoop market,” said Abhishek Mehta, founder, Tresata.  “The combination of the Hortonworks support model and Tresata’s Big Data Analytics Application for Financial Services, the first Hadoop powered analytics application in the market, delivers an enterprise-ready Hadoop solution that solves unique business problems in Financial Services, at massive scale.”

“We are highly supportive of the work Hortonworks is doing to make Apache Hadoop more open and extensible,” says Erik Frieberg, vice president of marketing and alliances, 10gen.  “We are excited to be working with Hortonworks to build a tight integration between the Hortonworks Data Platform and MongoDB.  This partnership will enable broader analysis of data across Hadoop, MongoDB and other data systems which is good for customers and driven by customer demand.”

“Vertica is committed to helping customers monetize ALL of their data, including structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data,” said Christopher Lynch, vice president and general manager, Vertica, an HP Company. “Our partnership with Hortonworks is a great match given their history, talent and focus to further the Apache Hadoop platform. In an environment where interoperability is a must, we are excited to be working with the Hortonworks team and the Hortonworks Data Platform to further the management of Big Data via Hadoop and Vertica for our customers.”

“Big data is all about the three Vs – velocity, volume and variety,” said Scott Jarr, CEO at VoltDB, providers of the ultra-fast VoltDB RDBMS (  “We are excited to partner with Hortonworks, integrate with the Hortonworks Data Platform, and participate in the ecosystem that is helping organizations to store and analyze huge volumes of business-critical data. VoltDB complements Apache Hadoop by ingesting and managing data in its high velocity state, processing millions of database operations per second and supporting a range of real-time analytic queries.”

“We are honored to be working with Hortonworks as an open source partner to help guide the Hadoop market to the level of maturity required by today’s large corporations and other organizations that need big-data analysis,” said Brian Christian, CEO of Zettaset. “We are committed to the Hortonworks Data Platform and look forward to providing our unique expertise in creating secure, scalable solutions to ensure that Hadoop is the fastest, most cost-effective and stable method for storing, processing, analyzing and managing large data sets for the enterprise.”

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

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