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BlueData Joins the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Integration of the Hortonworks Data Platform Furthers BlueData Mission to Make Big Data Accessible for All Enterprises

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data Private Clouds, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner program and successfully completed testing to achieve Hortonworks' Certification for the BlueData™ EPIC™ platform. Hortonworks is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache™ Hadoop®. BlueData EPIC together with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) empowers IT architects and data scientists to create instant, individualized virtual clusters for each of their Big Data users in minutes -- all while keeping the data in its original location.

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By joining the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program, BlueData will accelerate the deployment of a modern data architecture, integrating with the Hortonworks Data Platform -- the industry's only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Hortonworks customers can now use BlueData to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days instead of months and at a cost savings of 50% -75% compared with traditional approaches.

The BlueData EPIC platform optimizes Big Data productivity by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. Through the Certification, BlueData can offer Hortonworks' customers a resource-effective and high-value deployment option as a key element of their Big Data solutions.

"We believe our partnership with Hortonworks will help further our vision of democratizing Big Data by making it accessible for enterprises of all sizes," said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO of BlueData. "BlueData's DataTap™ and IOBoost™ technologies will help Hortonworks' customers unlock the power of data locked away in traditional data stores, while achieving performance comparable to bare-metal deployments."

"Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, and accelerating innovation and adoption of Hadoop-based platforms to help enterprises gain valuable insights from Big Data," said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. "We welcome BlueData to the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and believe that our integration will help customers find a deployment alternative that best fits their enterprise needs."

Today, BlueData also announced EPIC Enterprise, the industry's first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise. Please visit http://www.bluedata.com/news/launch-release for more information.

About BlueData
BlueData is the pioneer in Big Data private clouds. The company is democratizing Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. With its EPIC software platform, enterprises can now build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days instead of months and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. With BlueData, enterprises of all sizes can create a public cloud-like experience from their on-premise environments and get the same value out of their Big Data as companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo, at a fraction of the cost and with far fewer resources. Based in Mountain View, CA, BlueData is founded by a highly experienced team from VMware, Akamai, Intel and SGI and backed by industry luminaries from Silicon Valley.

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