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Hortonworks University Launches to Deliver Comprehensive Apache Hadoop Training and Certification

Company expands training and certification programs for developers and administrators; adds Certified Training Partner Program 

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—February 16, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop, today introduced the Hortonworks University training program, which features public, private and live online training and certification programs for developers and administrators interested in building and managing Apache Hadoop solutions. The company, which was recently named “the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry” in a recent Forrester Research, Inc. report, also announced a Certified Training Partner Program designed to address the growing demand for Apache Hadoop education across the globe.

Hortonworks University courses feature a blend of expert content and hands-on labs that prepare students for the real-world challenges of building, deploying and managing Apache Hadoop applications. Students also receive insight into the Apache Hadoop project roadmaps via “lunch and learn” sessions with Apache Hadoop experts such as Arun C. Murthy, Hortonworks founder and architect.

“As a recent graduate of the ‘Developing Solutions Using Apache Hadoop’ course from Hortonworks, I feel more prepared to begin creating Hadoop applications,” said Farhan Hussain, lead architect, Open Source Architect, a provider of software development, IT management, infrastructure expertise, and training services. “Thanks in large part to the lab offerings, I was able to implement what I was learning in real-time, arming me with hands-on knowledge that can be applied at customer sites. I would strongly recommend the Hortonworks training programs to anyone looking to optimize Apache Hadoop deployments for technical and business success.”

“Hortonworks is laser-focused on enabling the Apache Hadoop ecosystem to flourish and Hortonworks University is an important component of that strategy,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “What sets our training programs apart is our exceptional domain expertise and ability to transfer that knowledge into hands-on labs that prepares students to become highly productive as soon as they complete a Hortonworks course. We are also sharing Hortonworks University course content and labs with Certified Training Partners in order to meet the growing demand for expert Apache Hadoop training on a global basis.”

For more information on Hortonworks University training programs and certifications, or to sign up for courses, please visit: Hortonworks will also be offering training courses in conjunction with the Hadoop Summit 2012 in San Jose, CA. For information on those specific courses, please visit:

Information on becoming a Hortonworks Certified Training Partner can be found, here:

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861