Open data platforms deliver actionable intelligence without vendor lock-in

HERNDON, Va. (Aug. 9, 2017) - DLT Solutions, an award winning, public sector technology leader, today announced a new partnership with Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) to help government agencies and public sector organizations take advantage of open source technologies to analyze and manage data.

Hortonworks is a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms. Built entirely on open source technologies, including Hadoop, Hortonworks’ gives public sector organizations visibility into their data and insights about its value—even with limited resources or budget. Because Hortonworks uses 100 percent open source technology, agencies are not locked into proprietary products and vendors that cannot evolve to meet shifting priorities.

“Public sector leaders are facing an uphill battle when it comes to managing data,” said Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks. “Their needs are growing while their budgets are often shrinking. Leveraging enterprise open source solutions can help agencies close this gap and meet today’s needs—whether that’s analyzing warfighter data or building Smart Cities—while also planning for tomorrow’s challenges.”

Recently launched, the DLT AnalyticsStackTM is the industry’s first Big Data, Analytics and Data Science 'solution stack' providing agencies with a scalable framework for how to address rapidly evolving big data requirements and use cases. Rather than just piecemealing products, the stack’s 'building-block' approach helps agencies quickly architect, procure and deploy enterprise analytics from big data infrastructure to advanced analytics and data science capabilities. The DLT AnalyticsStack leverages the solution-oriented, ecosystem integration of the stack vendors to help agencies quickly realize the benefits of advanced analytics capabilities.

Hortonworks plays a key and foundational role in DLT AnalyticsStack supporting open source Apache Hadoop and Spark processing capabilities critical to the analytics objectives of the various layers of the stack.

“Today, government agencies are faced with new mission demands requiring real-time data insight,” said David Rubal, chief technologist for data and analytics and principal data scientist at DLT. “An open source, big data distribution gives agencies the foundation and flexibility to securely analyze very large data sets and streaming unstructured data from sources like IoT, social media, machine logs, and others, to make faster, more informed decisions, improve situational awareness and deliver critical mission capabilities.”

About DLT Solutions

DLT is a leading technology partner to the federalstate and local government, educationutilities and healthcare markets.  For more than 25 years, the company’s dedication to helping the public sector make smart technology choices and simplify their technology procurements ensures its customers have the best options for Big Data, Analytics and Data ScienceCybersecurityCloudApplication LifecycleDigital DesignIT Consolidation and IT Management solutions. The DLT advantage includes strategic partnerships with industry leading and emerging technology companies -  including Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, ForeScout, Google, Informatica, McAfee, Oracle, Quest Software, Red Hat, SolarWinds, Symantec and Veritas - whose products and services can be easily procured through DLT by leveraging its broad portfolio of government IT contracts including, GSA, SEWP V, U.S. Communities and Texas DIR. To learn more, visit DLT’s Resource Center, call 800.262.4358 or email Also on LinkedIn and Twitter (@DLTSolutions).


About Hortonworks

Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) 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 2100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business. Learn more about Hortonworks is enabling the Public Sector at and on Twitter at @HortonworksGov.