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Accenture and Hortonworks jointly provide big boost to Big Data

Zafar Anjum | July 23, 2014
Alliance supports enterprise agenda to use big data and analytics for insight-driven outcomes

Accenture has announced a strategic alliance with Hortonworks to further build its big data and digital capabilities.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Hortonworks is a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop.

According to their announcement, Accenture and Hortonworks will collaborate on making large structured and unstructured datasets - including operational, video and sensor data - more accessible to organisations for insight-driven decision-making.

"Data technologies are evolving rapidly, and enterprises and governments are challenged with how to adopt them while making sure the wealth of information is not inaccessible or underutilised," said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics, now a part of Accenture Digital. "As companies move toward becoming digital businesses, they need to analyse all of their data to find key insights that will drive business outcomes. Our alliance with Hortonworks underpins our commitment to help clients embrace the challenges of digital transformation and accelerate returns from their data and analytics investments."

"Through this new alliance, Hortonworks is able to bring Enterprise Hadoop to Accenture's highly respected client base via new best-in-class big data offerings," said Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks. "Accenture's deep industry knowledge, analytics expertise and global delivery capability combined with Hortonworks' Hadoop leadership, offers a compelling value proposition for companies seeking to capitalise on the real benefits of a data-driven approach to business."

Accenture and Hortonworks began working together in 2012. 



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