Hortonworks expands in Europe, opening in Ireland

Hortonworks Inc has announced the opening of its new premises in Cork, Ireland, at an official ceremony. The move is the latest sign of significant international growth following recent openings in London and Sydney. Hortonworks used the event to announce plans to take advantage of the wealth of Cork tech talent by creating up to 50 local jobs. Hortonworks’ Cork office will provide space for an expanded global technical support team for its more than 800 customers as well as space for other operational professionals. Additionally, it will offer an ideal location to welcome both partners and prospective customers.
Hortonworks is the Santa Clara-headquartered company driving adoption of Open Data Platforms for the enterprise. Founded in 2012, in late 2014 the company became the first Apache Hadoop vendor to file for an initial public offering. Hortonworks has developed an extensive network of partners and customers to fuel the international adoption of Hadoop and deliver best-in-class technical support.
Bluemetrix, a Cork-based big data specialist delivering web analytics and data consultancy, recently became the first Hortonworks Silver Certified Partner in Ireland. “The volume and sources of data have increased exponentially and the pressure on Irish businesses to operate in the ‘always-on’ environment has grown dramatically,” stated Liam English, founder and chief executive officer, Bluemetrix. “The partnership with Hortonworks will further enhance our Hadoop and Big Data capabilities, and help us provide our clients with the most up to date tools, resources and training. This will also enable local businesses to turn data into actionable insights.”
“Our presence in Ireland is yet another step towards making Open Data Platforms as widely available as possible,” said Andy Leaver, vice president of international operations, Hortonworks. “Hortonworks will also be working towards the recruitment of up to 50 new employees for our new Cork facilities to continue to meet the significant uptake in Hadoop across Ireland and the rest of Europe.”