Big data leader Hortonworks expands Australian office with APAC support centre

Hadoop industry leader and big data specialist Hortonworks is explanding its Australian presence as local corporates upgrade their investment in data science and data decision making. Hadoop, for the uninitiated,  is an open source platform for big data, that companies like Hortonworks wrap their services around.

The company has established an Asia Pacific (APAC) regional support centre in Sydney, adding to existing hubs in the United States, United Kingdom and India. The move rounds out the company’s international network. It has also beefed up its sales and sales support resources.

“Australia and APAC are a key focus for Hortonworks moving forward as a growing number of organisations in the region seek help understanding what big data is and then taking action to uncover value from that data,” said Andy Leaver, international vice president, Hortonworks.

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“Hadoop is one of the most important and disruptive technology platforms to emerge in enterprise IT over the past several years. It provides both the technology and vibrant developer community to support cost-effective and efficient management of massive data sets while helping organisations extract intelligence from them.”

Leaver nominated key verticals as financial services, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing and mining, saying all these sectors are all grappling with exponential increases in data.

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