Hortonworks Public Sector Partner of the Year 2018

As this year comes to a close and we look back and reflect, there are many things we at Fierce have to be grateful for. Our company as a whole has grown at an accelerated pace. As our team grows, so does our series of strategic partnerships and this has had a tremendous effect internally and even amongst our greater company and party.

This year we’ve collaborated closely and have had a series of successful engagements with our friends over at Hortonworks and we’re honored to be named
Hortonworks Public Sector Partner of the Year!

Hortonworks Holiday Party - Awards Ceremony

All this would not have been possible without the camaraderie, hard work, and dedication that the Hortonworks team brought to the table and we look forward to developing our partnership further, deeper, and wider. We’d like to thank everyone at Hortonworks for a wonderful year.


Fierce Software, a value-added reseller and solutions provider of enterprise open source products and services, is proud to announce it has been named Public Sector Partner of the Year by Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions.

“Fierce Software is a valued partner and we are pleased to recognize them as our Public Sector Partner of the Year,” said Shaun Bierweiler, Hortonworks Vice President, U.S Public Sector, “Fierce Software has been an outstanding example of commitment and customer support. We look forward to a continued relationship with Fierce Software and working together to provide enterprise open source solutions to public sector customers.”

Fierce Software receives this honor for its dedication to providing innovative open source solutions to customers in the public sector. Specifically, Fierce Software was recognized for enabling exceptional growth and contributions to the data analytics community over the past year through collaboration with Hortonworks.

"We are very proud to receive this recognition from our friends at Hortonworks." Says Eric Updegrove, General Manager & Managing Partner. "We partnered with Hortonworks because are they the leaders in the enterprise and they drive innovation across the entire industry. Hortonworks has been a catalyst for our growth and we look forward to exciting advancements on the horizon."

About Fierce Software:

Fierce Software is a small, woman-owned value-added reseller (VAR) and trusted IT Solutions provider focused on providing customers with products and technologies that help organizations to reach their goals more effectively at a lower cost. Fierce Software represents vendors that drive innovation forward, while driving costs down. Our Fierce Software Line Card provides additional details on the Enterprise Open Source technologies we represent.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100. Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture.

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