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Accenture and Hortonworks Join Forces to Help Businesses Manage Big Data

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has entered into an alliance agreement with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, in a further strategic move to build its big data and digital capabilities and bring big outcomes from big data and analytics to its clients. Accenture and Hortonworks will collaborate on making large structured and unstructured datasets – including operational, video and sensor data – more accessible to organizations for insight-driven decision-making.

Working with Hortonworks, Accenture will also support clients who are looking to marry the Hortonworks Data Platform with their existing IT infrastructure, in order to build highly scalable hybrid solutions that enable them to better manage, transform and analyze data at scale for on demand insights.

“Data technologies are evolving rapidly, and enterprises and governments are challenged with how to adopt them while making sure the wealth of information is not inaccessible or underutilized,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics, now a part of Accenture Digital. “As companies move toward becoming digital businesses, they need to analyze all of their data to find key insights that will drive business outcomes. Our alliance with Hortonworks underpins our commitment to help clients embrace the challenges of digital transformation and accelerate returns from their data and analytics investments.”

“Through this new alliance, Hortonworks is able to bring Enterprise Hadoop to Accenture’s highly respected client base via new best-in-class big data offerings,” said Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks. “Accenture’s deep industry knowledge, analytics expertise and global delivery capability combined with Hortonworks’ Hadoop leadership, offers a compelling value proposition for companies seeking to capitalize on the real benefits of a data-driven approach to business.”

Accenture and Hortonworks began working together in 2012 to develop a collaboration that would bring together the strength of the Hortonworks Data Platform, a 100 percent open source, fully-tested and certified Apache TM Hadoop® data platform, along with Accenture’s consulting and delivery practice.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit http://www.accenture.com/analytics.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities. The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications. Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop. For more information, visit http://www.hortonworks.com.

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