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Hortonworks Supports the Precision Medicine Initiative

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 25, 2016 — Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced its commitment to the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how the United States improves health and treats disease.

Hortonworks has committed to providing its expertise in utilizing open data platforms and building open communities to researchers and research organizations, assisting them in using big data to address the challenges and opportunities of precision medicine.

“We are thrilled to put our expertise and technology to work to support the Precision Medicine Initiative,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks. “Our open data platforms and technology can help researchers better understand the root causes of patient health issues and better predict which treatments will be most effective.”

As part of its commitment, Hortonworks will:

  • Offer free support subscriptions for Hortonworks DataFlow, its data-in-motion platform, to 50 research organizations
  • Provide online training to 100 research organizations over a two-year period
  • Create a new online community called the “Precision Medicine Community” as a part of its Hortonworks Community Connection. The new community will soon be an online destination and technical resource for researchers that will include a repository to share code and ideas with technologists who create the platforms and tools

Hortonworks has also committed to hosting a Precision Medicine hackathon and meetup in 2016 and convening precision medicine collaborators at all of its key community events, including Hadoop Summit.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leader in emerging Open Enterprise Hadoop and develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861