NEC and Hortonworks expand partnership to deliver distributed processing platform for Big Data

New Delhi, September 25, 2017 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Hortonworks, Inc. (Hortonworks®) today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership in the field of distributed Big Data processing platforms. The companies are combining NEC’s “Data Platform for Hadoop” with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM), powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, that allows enterprise customers to process structured and un-structured data on a single platform. NEC will introduce and market the Big Data platform solution throughout global markets with support from Hortonworks.

Thisstrategic relationship between NEC - a leader in the integration of IT andnetwork technologies, and Hortonworks - an industry-leading innovator thatcreates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms, allowseach company to leverage its core competencies and maximize the benefitsdelivered to their enterprise customers and partners. Through this extendedrelationship, Hortonworks will certify NEC’s Data Platform for Hadoop withHDPTM as a Big Data Appliance which is build and optimized for Big Dataworkloads. NEC will leverage the knowhow of Hortonworks in the integration ofBig Data as well as its best-in class Hadoop expertise and support services.

Thispartnership aims to achieve the following:

NEC andHortonworks will align engineering teams to verify HDP and incorporate usecases such as Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) offload or Data Lake in order toaccelerate the deployment of NEC’s Data Platform for Hadoop.

Big Datatechnologies are changing rapidly. NEC and Hortonworks will strive towardsenabling their customers to always use the latest Big Data technologies such asApache Hadoop and Apache Spark and maximize the benefits derived from them.

NEC willprovide its clients with a high-quality Hortonworks certified platform toaccelerate HDP deployment and enable customers to utilize the latest Big Datasolution for their business expansion.

NEC andHortonworks will offer an easy upgrade path to customers by providingpre-validated and certified upgrades of the Hadoop version in use.

Both NEC andHortonworks are committed to integrate their engineering collaboration andgo-to-market plans and to expand this business into new and developing markets.The focus of this collaboration is to enable customers and partners with thelatest use cases and market trends that can assist them in realizing their DataDriven Digital Transformation Journey.

NEC providesenterprises with Hortonworks DataFlow (HDFTM) and Hortonworks ProfessionalServices in order to implement HDP and HDF, which enables customers to quicklycreate business value and successfully realize their Big Data vision.

“It’simportant for organizations to make fast and informed decisions by extractingbusiness insights from huge volumes of data. In order to accomplish this, NECis committed to providing organizations with the best Hadoop platform for datamanagement and processing. In pursuit of this commitment, we have established aCentre of Excellence for Analytics Platform and Solutions in India, whichfocuses on research and development of futuristic Big Data solutions andprovides end-to-end sales and support functions to its clients. By becoming aPlatinum reseller for Hortownworks, we are uniquely positioned to provide acertified Big Data solution to the market,” said Tomoyasu Nishimura, Sr. VP,NEC Corporation. “We look forward to extending this partnership to the nextlevel to deliver more innovative solutions.”

"I am very pleased to welcome NEC as one ofHortonworks’ Platinum partners. I am sure that the certified Big Data solutionstack of NEC’s Data Platform for Hadoop and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)will provide our 


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