Hortonworks Wins Third Annual Ford IT Innovation Award
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 — Hortonworks, Inc., a leading provider of global data management solutions, today announced it has been named the winner of the third annual Ford IT Innovation Award.
The honor recognizes Hortonworks’ innovation with Apache Hadoop®, its collaboration with Ford Motor Company and its dedication to the open-source community. It is based on the significant technological innovation and demonstrated business impact that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) have made on Ford’s big data and mobility initiative.
“We are thrilled and honored to have been presented with the 2018 Ford IT Innovation Award, particularly since it is voted on by the company’s elite technical specialists,” said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer of Hortonworks. “We very much appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Ford in their adoption of open-source technology and building a mega-scale, efficient, real-time streaming platform to manage and analyze massive amounts of data across multiple data centers and cloud footprints.”
HDP provided Ford with a data lake and user portal to store, retrieve, clip, convert and export the data. HDP helps enterprises like Ford gain insights from structured and unstructured data. HDP modernizes IT infrastructure and keeps data secure—in the cloud or on-premises—while helping drive new revenue streams, improve customer experience and control costs. The platform enables agile application deployment, machine learning and deep learning workloads, real-time data warehousing and security and governance. In addition, HDF is a scalable, real-time streaming analytics platform that ingests, curates and analyzes data for key insights and immediate actionable intelligence.
Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100. Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.