Hortonworks Expands Support for Asian Enterprises through First Distribution Partnership with ECS Holdings

Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, announced its partnership with ECS Holdings Limited. Through the partnership, ECS will help Asian enterprises to harness insights from data, and stay competitive in today’s interconnected world.

The relationship with ECS is designed in line with Hortonworks’ plans to invest in the Asian market in 2017, and support Asian enterprises with their big data strategy. As a Hortonworks distributor, ECS will work with clients to leverage and implement Hortonworks products such as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) to improve business outcomes, fuel intelligent decisions and boost customer loyalty. The partnership will distribute into Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and China, building the local partner ecosystems within the ASEAN and China region.

“We are seeing explosive growth in the big data industry across the Asian region,” noted Lim Tow Cheng, Executive Vice President of ECS Holdings. “The Asian telecommunications and financial services sectors are undergoing massive transformation powered by data and are constantly innovating their businesses with the help of Hortonworks technology. With this partnership, we want to build a local ecosystem for big data through Hortonworks to better support our customers, and further commit to assisting Asian businesses with their transitions towards a more data-oriented approach.”

Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East at Hortonworks, said “Asian enterprises are rapidly implementing big data strategies and realising opportunities for business improvements through data analytics, which emphasises our focus in the Asian market. The push across Asia for a digital nation also underscores how data is becoming crucial for companies seeking a competitive edge. We are pleased to be deepening our relationship with ECS Holdings, to further enhance our ability to support Asian enterprises on their data journey.”

With more than 30 years of experience, ECS distributes hardware, software solutions and IT consulting services for including big data across the ASEAN and China region. Hortonworks solutions will help ECS form ongoing relationships with their customers and provide an array of supporting programmes.

“Our partnership with ECS will help extend our relationships with existing and potential partners, resellers and customers in Asia. ECS is a strong and proven player in the data analytics market, and we are confident that their expertise and experience will help us to further expand our sales, consulting and support functions to serve the Asian market,” concluded Brar.

About ECS

ECS is a leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services provider that was established in 1985. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed VST Holdings Limited (0856.HK).  With 5 main businesses, namely Supply Chain Services, Finished Products Sales, Component Supply, Enterprise System Services and IT Value-added Services, the Group has a network of more than  40,000 active channel partners across China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia.

ECS is well-positioned to be a regional partner of choice for global-leading ICT vendors tapping on Asia Pacific’s ICT spending growth. Leading global brand names like Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco and EMC leverage on ECS’ extensive channel partner network to distribute their products across the region

 About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100.  Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.

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