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Hortonworks Vice President of Corporate Strategy to Present at Goldman Sachs Cloud Computing Conference

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—May 3, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop, today announced that its Vice President of Corporate Strategy,  Shaun Connolly, will be presenting at Goldman Sachs Cloud Computing Conference, being held May 8 in Menlo Park, Calif. Connolly will be featured in a panel discussion titled, “Data: The New Competitive Advantage.” He will be joined by representatives from 1010data, GoodData and Pentaho.

The panel will examine how companies are utilizing their data to make important strategic decisions and remain competitive in their respective industry. Connolly will discuss the new functionality and technical advantages that data analytics offers and cover what people can expect from the future of Big Data.

 What:             “Data: The New Competitive Advantage”

 Who:               Shaun Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Hortonworks

 When:             May 8, 2012 at 2:40 p.m. PT

 Where:           Rosewood Sand Hill

                             2825 Sand Hill Road

                             Menlo Park, Calif.

About Shaun Connolly

Shaun Connolly has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, with a track record of building early stage and midsize software companies into successful market leaders. Shaun was previously VP of Product Strategy at VMware where he focused on defining VMware’s cloud application platform vision. Shaun has also held VP and Director level positions at SpringSource, Red Hat, JBoss, Princeton Softech, HP, Bluestone Software, and Primavera Systems. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of data. The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage, and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit


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Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861