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Hortonworks Partner Ecosystem Rallies Around Open Source Apache Hadoop’s Role in the Modern Data Architecture

Deep Partner Relationships Help Grow Community More Than 240 Percent in 2013, Embraces Hortonworks Data Platform to Accelerate Innovation and Adoption of Enterprise Hadoop  

PALO ALTO, Calif.—December 11, 2013—Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today highlights the momentum of its global partner ecosystem that accelerates technology innovation and enables enterprises to successfully embrace a modern data architecture. Built on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the industry’s only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, the Hortonworks partner community grew by more than 240 percent in 2013.

HDP is fast becoming the defacto platform for the ISV community looking to bring substantially more data under management so their customers can unlock bigger insights and opportunities. Unlike traditional ISV partner relationships, Hortonworks collaborates deeply with its partners to co-engineer joint products for the Apache Hadoop market. Working hand-in-hand to write and contribute open source code, Hortonworks and its partners are accelerating Hadoop’s role in the modern data architecture.

Through strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Red Hat, HDP is the only Hadoop distribution available on Windows and Linux. And Hortonworks partners brought to market new products based on HDP as on-premise and cloud offerings enabling organizations to consume Hadoop in the broadest possible combination of platforms and enabling application and data portability not available with any other Hadoop distribution.

“We are seeing increased interest in Apache Hadoop from mainstream enterprises, but also that established data management and infrastructure vendors will be important in converting that interest into adoption” said Matt Aslett, research director, data management and analytics, 451 Research. “Hortonworks has assembled an impressive array of key partners that should give enterprises the confidence to press ahead with strategic commitments to Hadoop.”

New Resell Partnerships

In 2013, Hortonworks entered new reseller agreements with the following industry leaders, whereby greatly expanding the global availability and support of Hadoop in the enterprise:

Notable Partner Offerings

Partner offerings based on HDP made generally available in 2013 include:

Hortonworks also continued to expand its strategic relationships with partners such as Splunk and SAS through new joint engineering efforts, as well as Red Hat and Mirantis, jointly working on Project Savanna via OpenStack for even more Hadoop integration.  Furthermore partners have embraced the Hortonworks Sandbox as the fastest way for organizations to learn how Hadoop works with their products.

“2013 proved to be the year enterprises fully embraced our approach to the market, which is to drive Hadoop innovation within the open source community and with deep integration with our partners,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “The support for Hortonworks and technology contributions made by our partners in 2013 surpassed our own expectations. With that, we look ahead towards even more joint innovation and market execution as Hadoop takes center stage in the modern data architecture.”

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit Get started and Go from Zero to Hadoop in 15 Minutes with the Hortonworks’ Sandbox.


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