SFL Scientific Announces Consultant Partnership with Hortonworks

BOSTON, MA – September 11, 2017 – SFL Scientific, a data science consulting and professional services firm, today announced a partnership with Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms. The consulting partner relationship will feature initiatives that expand capabilities for system integration, design, and deployment of Hortonwork's software and Connected Data Platforms, and allows SFL Scientific to team up with one of the most exciting brands in the Apache™ ecosystem. The beginning of the relationship will focus on expanding data science and machine learning capabilities within SFL Scientific's team of engineers, allowing clients to benefit from increased support for Hadoop and big data platforms.

The program will help ease the adoption of big data projects by customers, with expertise and collaboration in sales, solution development, and augment enablement of services. Through its custom development and open source strategy, SFL Scientific continually expands its offering by working closely with industry leaders, taking full advantage of trends and best practices to accelerate business outcomes. SFL Scientific will further continue to support organizations considering transitioning to Hadoop and scalable architecture for big data warehouses.

SFL Scientific will also work with Hortonworks to expand capabilities in data strategy, service, cloud migration, and provide custom development for organizations engaging with their portfolio of open source platforms and solutions that address the full lifecycle of data. "Our customers, especially Fortune 2000 and enterprise-level, have identified that the volume of data from their internal digital transformation, streaming sources, and IoT, requires a flexible, sustainable, and open data platform," said Michael Segala, CEO at SFL Scientific. "We're excited to further expand our ability to educate customers, enhance cloud offerings, and leverage their data as we drive value through predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence."

About SFL Scientific
SFL is a US-based data science consulting and services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in data strategy, professional services, big data, machine learning development, and Artificial Intelligence. SFL works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders using custom algorithm development and integrating data-driven solutions. We build enterprise-level data science platforms and assets, providing the expert consultants and developers necessary for organizations to utilize open data machine-learning solutions. We are industry agnostic and instead focus on solving complex, R&D-type, and core business problems.

For more information, please visit sflscientific.com and connect with SFL on LinkedIn and Twitter

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 2,100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

Hortonworks is a registered trademark or trademark of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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