CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pactera (NASDAQ:PACT), the largest China-based IT services provider, today announced it has become an authorized Hortonworks Systems Integration Partner, providing Apache Hadoop consulting and integration services for the Hortonworks Data Platform. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130118/CN37843LOGO ) The strategic partnership will enable customers to build and implement enterprise-class big data applications. Pactera's extensive IT industry experience and big data expertise, coupled with Hortonworks' proven experience in developing, distributing, and supporting enterprise Apache Hadoop, will offer cutting-edge and uniquely tailored solutions to enterprises facing big data challenges. "We are very excited to add Hortonworks to our partnership network and further our ability to help customers transform their business with big data," said Doug Vinson, Vice President, US IT Services. "Pactera's world class IT services and Hortonworks' enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distribution combine to create an efficient and cost effective solution for storing, mining, and extracting valuable data." Pactera's architecture advisory services and implementation expertise across the Big Data ecosystem allow companies to gain key business insights in new ways. Through the partnership, clients will be able to capture and analyze structured and unstructured data for business critical and competitive insight. "We are pleased to add Pactera to the Hortonworks System Integrator Partner Program," said Mitch Ferguson, Vice President of Business Development at Hortonworks. "Teaming with Pactera means that customers embarking on big data projects now have a strong team of experienced IT professionals and Hadoop expertise." "Our strategic partnership will be of great value to enterprises across the globe as they can leverage Hortonworks' commitment to Apache Hadoop and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with Pactera's Big Data core-services and implementation expertise to derive maximum value," said Tom Kersnick, Director of Big Data Solutions at Pactera. The Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner Program was created to train, certify, and enable a broad ecosystem of systems integrators to deliver expert Apache Hadoop consulting and integration services. For more information visit Hortonworks.com.