Hortonworks University Launches to Deliver Comprehensive Apache Hadoop Training and Certification

Company expands training and certification programs for developers and administrators; adds Certified Training Partner Program

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop, today introduced the Hortonworks University training program, which features public, private and live online training and certification programs for developers and administrators interested in building and managing Apache Hadoop solutions. The company, which was recently named “the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry” in a recent Forrester Research, Inc. report, also announced a Certified Training Partner Program designed to address the growing demand for Apache Hadoop education across the globe.

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Hortonworks University courses feature a blend of expert content and hands-on labs that prepare students for the real-world challenges of building, deploying and managing Apache Hadoop applications. Students also receive insight into the Apache Hadoop project roadmaps via “lunch and learn” sessions with Apache Hadoop experts such as Arun C. Murthy, Hortonworks founder and architect.

“As a recent graduate of the ‘Developing Solutions Using Apache Hadoop’ course from Hortonworks, I feel more prepared to begin creating Hadoop applications,” said Farhan Hussain, lead architect, Open Source Architect, a provider of software development, IT management, infrastructure expertise, and training services. “Thanks in large part to the lab offerings, I was able to implement what I was learning in real-time, arming me with hands-on knowledge that can be applied at customer sites. I would strongly recommend the Hortonworks training programs to anyone looking to optimize Apache Hadoop deployments for technical and business success.”

“Hortonworks is laser-focused on enabling the Apache Hadoop ecosystem to flourish and Hortonworks University is an important component of that strategy,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “What sets our training programs apart is our exceptional domain expertise and ability to transfer that knowledge into hands-on labs that prepares students to become highly productive as soon as they complete a Hortonworks course. We are also sharing Hortonworks University course content and labs with Certified Training Partners in order to meet the growing demand for expert Apache Hadoop training on a global basis.”

For more information on Hortonworks University training programs and certifications, or to sign up for courses, please visit: http://www.hortonworks.com/training. Hortonworks will also be offering training courses in conjunction with the Hadoop Summit 2012 in San Jose, CA. For information on those specific courses, please visit: http://summit.hortonworks.com/training.

Information on becoming a Hortonworks Certified Training Partner can be found, here: http://www.hortonworks.com/partners.

About Hortonworks University

Hortonworks University is the expert source for Apache Hadoop training and certification. Public and private on-site courses are available for developers, administrators, data analysts and other IT professionals involved in implementing big data solutions. Classes combine presentation material with industry-leading hands-on labs that fully prepare students for real-world Hadoop scenarios. Obtaining a Hortonworks certification identifies the recipient as an expert in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Hortonworks offers a comprehensive certification program for students that attend a Hortonworks public or private on-site training course. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com/training.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of data. Founded in 2011 by a core group of Apache Hadoop committers and leaders, Hortonworks is driving much of the design and development of both the current and future generations of Apache Hadoop. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. The company’s flagship offering, the Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks University provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.

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Charlie Purdom, 855-846-7866 x226
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Contacts

Hortonworks, Inc.
Charlie Purdom, 855-846-7866 x226
charlie@hortonworks.com
or
Schwartz MSL
Keith Giannini, 781-684-0770
Josh Tobin, 781-684-0770
Hortonworks@schwartzmsl.com