RCG named Hortonworks Global Platinum Consulting Partner

RCG Platinum Hortonworks Partner

Using Connected Data Platforms to provide Data & Analytics for Effective Business Performance Management

Edison, NJ, April 25, 2016 — RCG Global Services today announced it has attained the Platinum level consultant partnership with Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, demonstrating a commitment to helping organizations develop new applications and manage their Connected Data Platforms. To achieve the Hortonworks Platinum level, global partners demonstrate that they have invested significantly in their Hortonworks practice, achieving a significant number of employee HDP certifications and enjoy dedicated and named resources from sales, marketing and technical teams.

RCG supports a large and growing client roster using Hadoop with services including:

  • Data Ingestion – RCG's Framework provides a simple and cost effective way to load data into the Data Lake without having to deal with the technical issues of new and unfamiliar data types and technologies.
  • Security & Governance – RCG incorporates effective data governance and security for large scale, multi-national Hadoop implementations at all levels including process, organization and architecture throughout the data flow (collect, conduct and curate).
  • Analytics – RCG applies data stream analytics to analyze data in motion using Hortonworks Data Flow, Inferential Analysis, and disciplines based on MapReduce and Big Data.
  • EDW Offload – RCG's proven approach, products and accelerators deliver quick EDW cost savings and establish a modern data architecture to enable new analytical capabilities.
  • Data Science – RCG applies machine learning and natural language processing to glean insights from the big data environment, solve specific problems and develop actionable plans with predictive analytics.

“We have invested significantly in the Hortonworks relationship,” states Rob Simplot, President & CEO of RCG. “As more enterprises progress from a Hortonworks sandbox cluster to large scale deployment, we can show the way forward with a blueprint for successful production readiness.”

The Hortonworks Partnerworks program is for consultants and system integrators that offer design, consulting and/or deployment services with Hortonworks' Connected Data Platforms (Data in Motion: Hortonworks DataFlow, and Data at Rest: Hortonworks Data Platform). The Hortonworks model is unlike any other: committed to open source, building enterprise rigor for Hadoop, and enabling the ecosystem through the Hortonworks Data Platform. In support of clients' entry in the Hadoop space, RCG has established an Emerging Technologies Lab to accommodate client data in a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) situation to demonstrate data science and analytics unique to their industries like Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy and Hospitality. The Lab is also utilized to demonstrate RCG built industry-specific use cases. RCG's Emerging Technologies Lab in Chicago is unique in the vendor ecosystem.

“Partners like RCG are vital to our business, and we are excited about their investment in the Partnerworks program,” says Chris Sullivan, Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances at Hortonworks. “We are seeing significant growth in demand for open source solutions that help address customers' data issues, and as a Platinum Hortonworks partner, RCG has the proper capabilities to lead clients through those challenges.”

RCG is among the first Platinum Consulting partners in the new Partnerworks program, which demonstrates their large investment in Hortonworks capabilities including Hadoop certifications. RCG forayed into the Big Data phenomenon at a very early stage.

About RCG Global Services®: RCG has a rich history of providing professional services to the Global 1000 marketplace for over four-decades and is a global provider of Data & Analytics and Business Applications (including QA & Software Testing, Application Management & Maintenance and Agile Development). RCG serves 250 clients and 25 of the Fortune 100 across a range of markets, with special focus on Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, Entertainment & Hospitality and Energy & Utilities. RCG is based in Edison, New Jersey, with offices nationwide, and an Offshore Delivery Center in the Philippines. RCG was certified as CMMi5 in 2003 and is certified as both ISO 27001 and PCI compliant. (http://rcgglobalservices.com//services/data-analytics/big-data/)

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, NiFi and Spark. Along with its 1,600+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

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