Hortonworks Partners with ECS Holdings To Expand Reach in Asia

Hortonworks, Inc. announced its partnership with ECS Holdings Limited. The partnership will see ECS help Asian enterprises to harness insights from data, and stay competitive in today’s interconnected world.

This partnership is in line with Hortonworks’ plans to invest in the Asian market in 2017, to support Asian enterprises with their big data strategy. The collaboration will distribute into Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and China, building the local partner ecosystems within the ASEAN and China region.

ECS as a distributor will work with clients to implement Hortonworks products, including Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF).  These solutions aim to improve business outcomes, fuel informed decisions and boost customer loyalty.

“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.”

ECS brings with them over 30 years of experience in distributing hardware, software solutions and IT consulting services, including big data, across the ASEAN and China region.

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