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Photo Release -- Nasdaq Welcomes Hortonworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HDP) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Hortonworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq:HDP), a leading contributor to and provider of Apache™ Hadoop®, commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on December 12, 2014.

Hortonworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HDP), a leading contributor to and provider of Apache Hadoop, opened for trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market on December 12,2014.


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Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Hortonworks is focused on providing an enterprise grade Hadoop software platform that enables a re-platforming of data center architectures to harness the power of Big Data for the enterprise. The Company's solution, the Hortonworks Data Platform, is built on Apache Hadoop and YARN, and Hortonworks continuously drives innovation in the Apache community with a mission to further Hadoop's development for mainstream enterprises across such key areas as security, governance, and operations.

"Hortonworks is dedicated to building enterprise Hadoop as the foundation of a modern data architecture," said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq. "Nasdaq prides itself on being the home of innovators and game changers therefore we are extremely excited to welcome Hortonworks to our family of listed companies."

By listing with Nasdaq, Hortonworks joins many of the world's largest and most revolutionary technology companies. Year-to-date Nasdaq has welcomed 68 percent of IPOs coming from Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Including Hortonworks, Nasdaq has 216 Silicon Valley and Bay Area based companies listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market and has been the exchange of choice to over 70 percent of technology companies listed in the U.S. markets.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.