Hortonworks Appoints Ulf Sandberg to Vice President of Services

Former MySQL Executive Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to Accelerate Growth of Hortonworks’ Training and Support Services

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects, today announced that Ulf Sandberg has joined the Company’s executive team as vice president of Services. Sandberg brings more than 20 years of global experience in software engineering and services and will be responsible for helping Hortonworks continue to build and meet the growing demand for its industry-leading services and training support for Apache Hadoop.

Hortonworks University is the expert source for Apache Hadoop training and certification designed by the core leaders and committers of Apache Hadoop. Both public and private courses are offered for Hadoop developers and administrators with certification for IT professionals involved in Apache Hadoop projects.

“The growing enterprise deployments of Apache Hadoop are increasing the demand for Hortonworks’ training support and services, and Ulf will help take our programs to the next level,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Ulf brings with him unmatched experience and expertise in delivering enterprise class support and services in the open-source software industry on a global scale. He is an important addition to our management team and will play a key role in our quest to make Apache Hadoop easier to integrate, extend and deploy across enterprise environments.”

Prior to joining Hortonworks, Sandberg was CEO of SkySQL where he helped establish and guide the company as the principle provider of MySQL-related open-source database technologies and services. Before SkySQL, Sandberg was senior vice president of MySQL Global Services where he was responsible for MySQL’s worldwide customer services organization, including technical support, training, consulting and certification programs. Sandberg holds a master of science in electrical engineering from Lunds Tekniska Hogskola in Lund, Sweden.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.

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