Hortonworks, a leading open source contributor and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, and MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) and mobile software, are joining forces to usher in the next-generation of big data analytics. MicroStrategy has certified the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.3 with MicroStrategy 9.3.1 in order to provide a solution that enables business users to quickly and easily leverage Hadoop data sources and perform advanced analytics that improve decision-making. HDP 1.3 incorporates the most recent advances from the open source community allowing customers to leverage the latest enterprise-focused Hadoop innovations and optimizations. Hortonworks also joined the MicroStrategy Technology Partner Program in order to have access to MicroStrategy technology, technical resources, marketing and sales support to further accelerate Hadoop as the next-generation data platform. “MicroStrategy is proud to welcome Hortonworks to our Technology Partner Program,” explained MicroStrategy President Paul Zolfaghari. “We work closely with our Technology Partners not only in optimizing our integration points, but also in defining a clear and consistent roadmap for keeping pace with the ever-increasing amounts of structured and unstructured data,” he added. “Hortonworks is pleased to be partnering with BI industry pioneer MicroStrategy to help companies with their big data initiatives,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president, corporate strategy, Hortonworks. “Our goal is to enable Hadoop as the foundational component in a modern data architecture by working closely with and enabling leading vendors in the ecosystem, like MicroStrategy. Through this effort, we are enabling the large community of MicroStrategy users to interact simply with data stored in Hadoop.” Hortonworks and MicroStrategy will continue to collaborate closely on Hadoop integration and optimization advancements. “As data demands continue to accelerate, it is imperative for MicroStrategy to work hand-in-hand with Hortonworks and the Hadoop community to develop joint solutions that meet tomorrow’s business analytics needs today,” declared Zolfaghari.
About HortonworksHortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com. Get started and Go from Zero to Hadoop in 15 Minutes with the Hortonworks’ Sandbox. About MicroStrategy Incorporated Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software, including the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence (BI) Platform™, the MicroStrategy Mobile Platform™, and MicroStrategy Applications™. The Company offers its technologies for deployment in customer data centers and as proprietary cloud services. The MicroStrategy BI Platform enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute business insight throughout the enterprise. The MicroStrategy Mobile Platform lets organizations rapidly build enterprise-caliber mobile applications needed to mobilize business processes and information. MicroStrategy Applications are a set of application services designed to help enterprises deploy mobile commerce and loyalty services, build mobile identity and cyber security services, as well as generate real-time insights into consumer preferences. MicroStrategy Cloud™ allows enterprises to deploy MicroStrategy BI apps and mobile apps more quickly and with lower financial risk than with traditional on-premises solutions. To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Mobile Platform, MicroStrategy Applications, MicroStrategy Express and MicroStrategy Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.