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Karmasphere Joins Hortonworks to Further Big Data Analytics on Hadoop

Karmasphere Analytics Extends Hortonworks Data Platform

Cupertino, CA – November 14, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, today announced it joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program to offer Karmasphere Analytics on the Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop. Designed to accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, the Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks will provide Karmasphere access to technical enablement, technical support,  training and certification offerings to further the ubiquity of Apache Hadoop.  As an innovative leader in Big Data Analytics for Hadoop, Karmasphere will collaborate with Hortonworks to streamline deriving Big Data Intelligence from Hadoop.

“Apache Hadoop is clearly the platform of choice for mining large amounts of unstructured data to obtain business insights not achievable before,” said Gail Ennis, CEO, Karmasphere. “By supporting the Hortonworks Data Platform and accessing the services and support Hortonworks provides through their Technology Partner Program, we continue our momentum helping organizations transform their business with Big Data.”

“Apache Hadoop has rapidly become the de facto platform for storing, processing and managing the rapidly increasing volumes of unstructured data,” said Eric Baldeschwieler, CEO of Hortonworks. “We are excited to be working closely with Karmasphere to extend the value of Apache Hadoop in delivering meaningful intelligence to a broader set of business analytics users.”

The Karmasphere Big Data Analytics product line includes Karmasphere Analyst, which provides data analysts immediate entry to structured and unstructured data on Hadoop, through SQL and other familiar languages, so that they can make ad-hoc queries, interact with the results, and iterate – without the aid of IT. Karmasphere Studio provides developers that support analytic teams a graphical environment to learn Hadoop, develop custom analytic algorithms and systematize the creation of meaningful datasets the analysts find so that their results can be integrated into business processes and applications.

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks was formed in July 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital in order to promote the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop, the leading open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing large volumes of data. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. The company and its founders are leaders in designing and delivering current and future generations of Apache Hadoop and leverage their expertise to provide unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators and technology vendors, including ISVs, OEMs and service providers. For more information, visit

About Karmasphere
Karmasphere provides software products for data analysts and professionals so that they can unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to the business. Karmasphere equips analysts with the ability to discover new patterns, relationships, and drivers in any kind of data – unstructured, semi-structured or structured – that were not possible to find before.

Karmasphere delivers the premier Big Data workspace for data professionals to mine and analyze web, mobile, sensor and social media data in any Hadoop distribution.  Analysts, and the developers that support them, use Karmasphere products to transform their business, identifying opportunities for new products and services and areas for business optimization and cost reduction.

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Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861