Datalayer Joins the Hortonworks
System Integrator Partner Program

20 March 2014


BRUSSELS, BE – 20 MARCH 2014 08:00 CET – Datalayer, a Big Data solution provider based in Belgium, today announced it has joined the Hortonworks System Integrator Partner Program. Hortonworks is a leading contributor to and provider of 100-percent open source Apache™ Hadoop®, promoting innovation, development and support, with headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

As one of the first Hortonworks certified System Integrators in Belgium, Datalayer is uniquely positioned to deliver consulting services on Apache Hadoop solutions to enterprise customers.

“We are extremely excited to join Hortonworks’ partner program and become one of their first authorized SI partners in Belgium. Recently, we have seen higher interest and traction in Big Data, leading to rapid adoption of Hadoop platforms in Belgian corporations,” said Eric Charles, CEO and founder, Datalayer. “Hortonworks is an exceptional partner for us, being uniquely backed by the industry’s foremost Hadoop experts including the original architects of Hadoop. Datalayer is delighted to propose these skills to the Belgian market, empowering customers with the expertise needed to develop, implement and administer the best open source Hadoop solutions.”

The partnership will enable customers to build and implement efficient, enterprise-class Big Data applications with the support of some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. Hortonworks’ proven experience in deploying and supporting 100-percent open source Hadoop in large-scale production environments and Datalayer’s extensive local Belgian market expertise brings a new standard of solution integration expertise to the Belgian market.

“With a commitment to open source Apache Hadoop, Datalayer is very synergistic with Hortonworks, and we’re pleased to welcome them to our System Integrator Partner Program,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. “Enterprise Hadoop adoption is growing rapidly in Europe. We look forward to working with Datalayer to better serve Belgian enterprise customers by enabling them to derive unprecedented value from their Big Data.”


Eric Charles, +32 478 555.750

Posted on March 20, 2014 in Press Releases