Cirro Announces Technology Partnership with Hortonworks


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Simplified Big Data Access and Analytics on Apache Hadoop with Hortonworks
Data Platform

San Juan Capistrano, CA – October 18, 2012 – Cirro the company that enables
simplified Big Data access, exploration, and analysis across heterogeneous
data sources, today announced a technology partnership with Hortonworks, the
leading commercial vendor for 100% open source Apache Hadoop and related
projects. Hadoop is the recognized platform for storing, managing,
processing and analyzing large volumes of data. The strategic partnership
will focus on collaborative engineering and go-to-market activities that
further promote Hortonworks Data Platform for enterprise class Hadoop data
processing and Cirro’s solutions for on-the-fly access and integration of
Hadoop with other enterprise data sources.

“Customers are overwhelmed with the onslaught of Big Data and agree a
fundamentally new approach to data access and exploration is required as
early market attempts for big data analytics have been met with a multitude
of challenges, including complexity and enterprise scalability,” said Mark
Theissen, CEO, Cirro. “The clients I speak with quickly recognize the
inherent value of our Hortonworks partnership as a vehicle to revolutionize
and simplify the integration of Big Data on the Apache Hadoop platform with
traditional data sources for insightful analysis.”

Cirro delivers on ‘the last mile of using Hadoop’
Now more than ever organizations need easy access to the volume and variety
of data that inevitably exist in their distributed data silos, yet generally
remains unavailable for analysis. For Hadoop to be a mainstream, enterprise
class solution, customers must be able to integrate data in Hadoop or Hbase
easily with other data sources (e.g., Teradata, SQLServer, Oracle,
Greenplum, etc.) for self-service mash-ups and analysis. Furthermore,
customers need to be able to do this with existing business intelligence and
data visualization tools that they are using today.

Architected from the ground up for Big Data scale and performance, Cirro
solves this ‘last mile’ challenge for Hadoop with an innovative solution
that federates query processing on-the-fly across heterogeneous data
sources. Customers with no Hadoop expertise can use Microsoft Excel 2010 or
their favorite business intelligence or data visualization tools to access
any type of data, on any platform, in any environment.

“We’re extremely excited about our partnership with Cirro and the unique
approach they’ve taken to Big Data exploration, integration and analysis.
Their expertise and domain knowledge uniquely positions them to help
customers derive untapped value from all their Big Data sources,” said Mitch
Ferguson, vice president at Hortonworks. “Cirro’s value proposition of
simplifying data exploration and using Hortonworks Data Platform as well as
providing integration to other enterprise data sources is extremely
beneficial for organizations looking for to achieve success with their Big
Data initiatives.”

Visit the Cirro kiosk (#3) at the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 from
October 23-25, 2012 in New York to learn how Cirro is used to harness
multi-structured data that allows for self-service big data analysis and

About Cirro
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA., Cirro has
developed a product suite built to enable non-technical analysts to derive
value from big data and structured data using tools already on their desktop
such using today’s popular business intelligence and data visualization
tools. Cirro solutions are cloud based and can run on public, virtual
private and on-premise cloud environments and integrate with existing data
warehouse and analytic investments. For more information on Cirro, please

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the
preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing large
volumes of data. The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open and stable
foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big
data solutions. 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

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