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Ernst & Young and Hortonworks are partnering on Hadoop

Ernst & Young and Hortonworks are partnering on Hadoop

Global consulting giant Ernst & Young and Hortonworks have inked a deal that will see the two companies partner on helping joint clients overcome their big data challenges.

The deal will see Hortonworks extend its big data platform together with EY’s data and information management professional services. Specifically, the two companies plan to guide clients on how to leverage big data technologies like Hadoop to overcome key data storage and batch analysis challenges.

“Many leading organizations are drowning in data, yet they lack the ability to analyze and drive value from the vast amount of information at their disposal,” said Scott H. Schlesinger, principle, Ernst & Young LLP and EY Americas IT Advisory. “The alliance will enable EY and Hortonworks to assist organizations in driving value from their existing technology.”

Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development at Hortonworks said: “This alliance will strengthen EY’s ability to implement enterprise-level big data software, including HDP, to turn data into an asset, further addressing the business and technology needs of organizations.”

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