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Hortonworks announces expanded leadership roles for Scott Gnau and Arun C. Murthy

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 15, 2017Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced expanded leadership roles for members of its executive management team. Effectively immediately, Scott Gnau will have direct responsibility for Hortonworks’ global engineering, as well as the product management and support organizations while he continues in the role of chief technology officer. In addition, co-founder Arun C. Murthy has been named chief product officer and will lead all aspects of engineering and R&D efforts across the Hortonworks portfolio.

“Hortonworks has evolved from being a single product Hadoop company to now offering a portfolio of open source platforms and packaged solutions that address the full lifecycle of any data type,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks.

“Scott has significant experience in running and scaling product organizations and he will continue to drive the overall technology vision across the business,” Bearden said. “Arun has played a big part in the innovation and development of our product portfolio and will drive the evolution of our roadmap with global engineering excellence. We have accelerated our vision to manage the world’s data and the expansion of Scott and Arun’s roles will ensure we remain well positioned to take on the massive cloud computing, Internet of Things, streaming data and data science markets.”

Mr. Gnau is an established thought leader and has deep experience driving technology vision in the enterprise, having spent his entire career in the data industry. During his tenure with Hortonworks, he has been instrumental in accelerating its product and solutions portfolios to deliver value faster to customers. Having co-founded Hortonworks in 2011, Mr. Murthy is one of the most veteran engineering leaders at Hortonworks. He has nearly 15 years of experience in open source, more than a decade of which has been spent in the Apache Hadoop community. His background will enhance the global engineering organization and Hortonworks’ overall innovation for customers.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is an industry-leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 2,100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

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