Hortonworks investing in major international growth to cut reliance on U.S. market

Hortonworks is planning a major international expansion this year as it looks to become less reliant on its core North American market.

The vendor of big data services and support based on open source technologies is putting its money where its mouth is, with new president Raj Verma vowing to invest 95 percent of new headcount spend on international growth over the coming year.

Speaking at the DataWorks Summit in Munich this week the new VP of international at Hortonworks, Joe Morrissey, told Computerworld UK that the investments will be on growing its sales capability globally, including doubling its sales force in major markets across EMEA, APAC and the Middle East.

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