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Hortonworks Named on the Constellation ShortList for Internet of Things Platforms and Middleware

Recognized as a Leading Offering for Early Adopters Pursuing Digital Transformation

SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 5, 2016— Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Internet of Things Platforms and Middleware. With 52 percent of the Fortune 500 turning over since 2000, success requires a rethink around the core mission and business model of an organization. The companies included on the Constellation ShortList provide the key functionality and requirements for early adopters pursuing digital transformation initiatives.

The Hortonworks connected data platforms deliver end to end capabilities for data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks DataFlow (HDFTM) collects, curates, analyzes and delivers real-time data from the Internet of Things – devices, sensors clickstreams, log files and more. Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) enables the creation of a secure enterprise data lake and delivers the analytics needed to innovate quickly and power real-time business insights. Together, HDF and HDP empower the deployment of modern data applications and allow customers to harness the full potential of IoT.

“Functional IoT relies on functional data, and Hortonworks has developed a suite of solutions that addresses any and all data challenges,” said Matt Morgan, senior vice president of marketing, Hortonworks. “By providing access to the latest open source projects, like Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm, we have given our customers a unique set of tools to tackle IoT, all paired with industry-leading support from Hortonworks. Our connected data platforms allow organizations to securely move data from wherever it is, to wherever it needs to go, regardless of volume or type.”

“Form must follow function in digital transformation.  Once you craft the right digital business models, you’ll need the right digital technologies for success,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “As organizations implement digital programs to disrupt an industry, employment of the right tools will determine whether or not the program is successful; each Constellation ShortList guides companies to the right technologies for their transformation initiatives.”

Constellation advises early adopters using disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined by Constellation Research through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

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About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 1,800+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

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Constellation Research does not endorse any solution or service named in its research.

About Constellation Research

Constellation Research is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist research firm. Constellation’s analysts serve as innovation advisors for leaders and Global 2000 organizations navigating the challenges of business-model disruption and transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and research coverage areas. The goal – deliver to clients what they need to achieve valuable business results.

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