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Hortonworks appoints enterprise marketing leader Frank Mong as chief marketing officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 22, 2017—Hortonworks® (NASDAQ:HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced it has appointed Frank Mong as chief marketing officer (CMO). Mong is a seasoned enterprise marketing executive and brings 20 years of software and security marketing experience to Hortonworks. As CMO, he will be responsible for accelerating Hortonworks’ global marketing strategy to continue Hortonworks’ rapid growth.

Hortonworks recently reported first quarter 2017 revenue growth of 35 percent year over year, including support subscription growth of 52% year over year. The company has solutions in market today that span cloud, data center and the Internet of Things which have been adopted by over half of the Fortune 100 to transform their businesses. Mong’s experience in enterprise software and strength in product marketing will further enhance Hortonworks’ go-to-market strategy and global expansion.

“Enterprise adoption of our platforms is accelerating as customers choose Hortonworks to power their data transformation initiatives and unlock new business models,” said Raj Verma, president and chief operating officer, Hortonworks. “We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the big data, cloud computing and Internet of Things markets and Frank’s proven track record of marketing excellence at scale will capitalize on these trends to accelerate our growth. I am excited to welcome Frank to the team and look forward to collaborating.”

Mong was previously senior vice president of product, industry and solutions for Palo Alto Networks, where he was responsible for directing product marketing, industry marketing and overall solutions marketing for the company’s entire portfolio. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of solutions for the HP Enterprise Security Products organization and held senior leadership roles at Silver Spring Networks, Trend Micro, Symantec and SonicWALL.

“Hortonworks is uniquely offering customers a connected data architecture with the ability to scale, govern and secure data in any environment as they navigate the digital age,” said Frank Mong, chief marketing officer, Hortonworks. “I’ve spent much of my career in the security space, and the mission has always been to secure all data all the time. Clearly this mission is top of mind at Hortonworks, and I look forward to applying my expertise to tell our story to the enterprise.”

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 2100+ 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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