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Cirro Announces Technology Partnership with Hortonworks

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 exploration.

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 visit

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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