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NEC and Hortonworks partner in distributed processing of big data

- NEC to sell Hortonworks' Hadoop support services -

*** For immediate use September 1, 2015

NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Hortonworks, Inc. (Hortonworks®) have agreed to partner in the field of distributed processing of big data. The agreement enables NEC to resell support services for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), the industry's only 100-percent open source data platform powered by "Apache™ Hadoop®" (*), in Japan and other Asian markets. This will allow NEC customers to utilize Open Enterprise Hadoop as a complementary component of their data architectures to enable a broad range of new applications, as well as enrich existing ones with additional data sources.

Hortonworks is the leader in Open Enterprise Hadoop and develops, distributes and supports the only 100-percent open source Hadoop data platform. The Hortonworks team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

NEC has combined proprietary big data analytics technologies with its cutting edge server and storage products, and is providing solutions to enable predictive analytics and advanced data visualization through the processing of huge volumes of customer data. As companies exerience explosive growth in data volume, NEC has been looking to develop a partner who is able to implement Hadoop support to respond to individual customer needs by tailoring optimal and scalable ICT solutions.

NEC will begin selling Hortonworks dedicated support service, "HDP Support Subscription", in October 2015. Enterprises will have the ability to chose from different license options, enabling them to select the subscription that best fits their deployment needs for batch, interactive and real-time processing.

"Under this collaboration with Hortonworks, NEC will provide our customers with opportunities to create new value from big data through the combination of our unique analysis technology, server and storage products and Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop," said Tomoyasu Nishimura, General Manager, IT Platform Division, NEC Corporation.

"We are seeing interest in using Hortonworks Data Platform across a broad range of industries for new analytic applications and data center optimization use cases", said Brian Burns, Regional Vice President-North Asia, Hortonworks. "Our new partnership helps speed the adoption of Apache Hadoop in Japan and Asian countries by enabling NEC to resell Hortonworks industry leading support services combined with their trusted deliver expertise."

NEC and Hortonworks will further deepen their relationship in order to realize reliable Hadoop-based big data analysis platform solutions.


  • (*) Hadoop is an Apache top-level project being built and used by a global community of contributors and users. This community not only contributes the source code, but also defines product specifications as well as bug resolution and management. Apache Hadoop is a Java software framework for big data distributed processing, and enables the batch processing of petabyte class data using processing capacity in thousand-node scale. It is developed and published as the top-level project of Apache Software Foundation, an OSS community.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is the leader in accelerating business transformations with Open Enterprise Hadoop by developing, distributing and supporting an enterprise-scale data platform built entirely on open source technology including Apache™ Hadoop®. 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
Hortonworks and HDP are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and it's subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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