SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has won the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando for both the U.S. West and Central regions.
Recognized for Hortonworks' efforts to bring the benefits of Apache Hadoop to Microsoft Azure and Windows, the company offers Hadoop for hybrid cloud architectures delivering enterprise grade solutions that integrate deeply with Microsoft tools and applications. The Microsoft Partner Conference Awards program recognizes companies who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft has recognized the sales traction generated through its collaborations. The Hortonworks collaboration demonstrates the business results realized through a focus on delivering enterprise grade solutions for Apache Hadoop.
"We are honored to win this award as we collaborate to provide benefits of Apache Hadoop for Azure and Windows," said Matt Morgan, vice president of global product marketing. "Working together, we are enabling Microsoft customers direct access to the latest technologies coming from the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, next-generation data architecture, and accelerating innovation and adoption of 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop."
"We recognize Hortonworks as a significant member of our partner network who has brought the value of Azure to our joint customers," said Tiffany Wissner, senior director of data platform marketing at Microsoft. "As more organizations transition to hybrid cloud architecture, Microsoft and Hortonworks continue to collaborate on a range of solutions designed to deploy Hadoop on hybrid cloud."
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.