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Third Annual Hadoop Summit Europe to Highlight Hadoop Adoption Across Industries

Premier Industry Event to Shine Light on Innovative Enterprise Use Cases

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 6, 2015— Hosts Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP) and Yahoo! today announced that the 3rd Hadoop Summit Europe will highlight examples of how Hadoop is transforming vertical industries. Taking place April 15-16 at the SQUARE Conference Center in Brussels, Belgium, and featuring more than 90 speakers across 65 sessions, Hadoop Summit Europe will showcase innovative enterprise use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and illustrate how the Apache Hadoop community is accelerating the readiness of Hadoop technology to drive global adoption.

Hadoop Summit Europe will bring together more than 1,000 community members, presenting excellent networking opportunities for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop.

Notable keynotes include:

  • “Adoption Is the Only Option – 5 Ways Hadoop Is Changing The World And 2 Ways It Will Change Yours” by Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst, Forrester
  • “Bigger Than You Think” by Ben Hammersley, University of London futurist
  • “F1 Strategies from the Ultimate Competition” by John Iley, Formula One consultant

Complementing the keynotes is the “Hadoop in the Enterprise” panel in which European businesses from a wide variety of industries discuss their journey with Hadoop, from proof of concept to production. The audience will hear from Hadoop end-users including:

  • Bernhard Kainz, CIO, BAWAG Bank
  • Daljit Rehal, Strategic Systems Director, British Gas
  • Thomas Sauer, manager, Daimler
  • Johan Zwart, Manager, IT Delivery Centre and Business Intelligence, ING
  • Fred Heukels, product manager, KPN

“This year’s Hadoop Summit Europe speakers, sponsors and attendees will illustrate how enterprises in every industry are increasingly adopting Hadoop to transform their businesses,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Leading companies know that Hadoop has become the enterprise-ready platform for storing and processing all of a company’s data. We thank our sponsors and the Apache community members for their support to make this event a soaring success. ”

Hadoop Summit Europe 2015 sponsors include:


  • Hortonworks
  • Yahoo!

Diamond Sponsors

  • EMC
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • Teradata

Platinum Sponsors

  • BMC Software
  • Cloudera
  • Dell
  • Google
  • HP
  • Informatica
  • SAS
  • WANdisco

To register for the Hadoop Summit Europe 2015, please visit:

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks 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.

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861