Big Data Partnership Announces Partnership with Hortonworks

Big Data Partnership Becomes First Certified Hortonworks Training and SI Partner in UK & Europe.
June 13, 2012 - PRLog -- London, UK and Sunnyvale, CA – Big Data Partnership, a leading ‘Big Data’ specialist solution provider based in the UK, today publicly announced a strategic partnership with Hortonworks, joining their System Integrator (SI) and certified Training Delivery Partner programmes.  Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop, based in Sunnyvale, CA.

As the first Hortonworks certified training partner in the UK and Europe, Big Data Partnership is uniquely placed to deliver the Hortonworks Certified Apache Hadoop Developer and Administrator courses through private on-site training for enterprise customers.

“We are extremely excited to add Hortonworks to our partnership ecosystem and, in doing so, become their first authorised Training and SI partner in Europe.  We have seen an upsurge in awareness and interest in Big Data leading to a rapid increase in the adoption of Hadoop platforms in the UK and Europe,” said Mike Merritt-Holmes, CEO & Co-founder, Big Data Partnership. “The Hortonworks Certified Apache Hadoop Developer and Administrator courses stand out as unique through their development by the industry’s foremost Hadoop experts including the original creators of Hadoop at Yahoo! and committee members.  Big Data Partnership is delighted to be the first company to bring these outstanding courses to the European market, empowering customers with real-life actionable skills to develop, implement and administer cutting-edge Hadoop solutions.”

The partnership will enable customers to build and implement sophisticated enterprise-class ‘Big Data’ applications with the support of some of the best minds in the industry.  The blend of Hortonworks’ proven experience in deploying and supporting Hadoop in large-scale production environments and Big Data Partnership’s extensive industry and local market expertise, fully backed by the core team of Apache Hadoop creators & committee members, brings a new standard of training, certification and SI expertise to the European market.

“We are very pleased to add Big Data Partnership, who are committed to open source and Apache Hadoop, to our partner programme.  With a vital perspective on the challenges and opportunities in Europe, we believe this strategic relationship will enable both companies to more effectively serve our enterprise customers in meeting their Big Data needs,” said Renee Beckloff, senior director, global delivery services, Hortonworks. "By partnering with Big Data Partnership we are also able to take the first step in globalising our training offering.


About Big Data Partnership
Big Data Partnership is the leading UK-based big data specialist solution provider, offering a combination of Professional Services and Training to help enterprise clients unlock the value in complex data.  With a team of industry experts and thought leaders in big data technologies including the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and NoSQL databases, Big Data Partnership has the knowledge and experience needed to Discover, Develop & Deliver scalable and reliable big data solutions, driving exciting results for our customers.  Big Data Partnership is both a Systems Integrator and Training Delivery Partner of Hortonworks (the first in Europe). For more information, visit

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing big data.  Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage, and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit
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