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Hortonworks Executive to Deliver Keynote Addresses at SQL Server Live! Conference and Big Analytics 2012 Roadshow

Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop, today announced that Director of Product Marketing Jim Walker will deliver two keynote presentations about the integral role of Apache Hadoop in the world of big data at key industry events.

At the SQL Server Live! conference, being held December 10 - 14 in Orlando, Walker will explore the hype surrounding big data, addressing specifically what is real and how it affects the status quo. His keynote will also focus on Apache Hadoop—the next-generation enterprise data platform at the epicenter of the big data discussion. Walker will explain how the Microsoft-Hortonworks partnership bridges the new world of unstructured content with the structured data managed today and brings Hadoop to the masses as an addition to current enterprise data architectures.

At the sold-out Big Analytics 2012 Roadshow in New York on December 12, Walker will present on Apache Hadoop’s role in big data architecture, outlining the emergence of big data, the opportunities for deriving business value and the essential components required in a Hadoop-powered platform. Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of solution architectures that integrate Hadoop with existing data discovery and data warehouse platforms.

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SQL Server Live! Conference



“Big Data: Threat or Opportunity?”


Jim Walker, director of product marketing, Hortonworks


December 11, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET


Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Room Java Sea 1

Big Analytics 2012 Roadshow



“Apache Hadoop's Role in Your Big Data Architecture”


Jim Walker, director of product marketing, Hortonworks


December 12, 2012 at 10:50 a.m. ET


Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street

About Jim Walker

Jim Walker is the director of product marketing at Hortonworks, specializing in open source business models with a focus on accelerating the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. He has nearly 20 years of experience building products and developing emerging technologies. During his career, he has brought multiple products to market in a variety of fields, including data loss prevention, master data management (MDM) and now big data. Prior to joining Hortonworks, Walker was the director of global product marketing for Talend after serving as director of sales messaging at Initiate System (now part of IBM). Walker also previously held several managerial positions at Vontu, Jackrabbit Industries, ServGate Technologies, Phoenix Technologies and American Management System.

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 www.hortonworks.com, or follow Hortonworks on Twitter: @Hortonworks.

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