DETROIT (TU-Automotive Detroit) –Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP), the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop® via the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), and HARMAN (NYSE: HAR), the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company, today announced a joint collaboration to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner Research expects 25 billion installed devices by 2020. Together, Hortonworks and HARMAN will offer solutions to help automotive manufacturers gain valuable insights by analyzing real-time information based on data streaming from connected cars.


Hortonworks and HARMAN Drive the Automotive Enterprise

HDP processes the sensor data from the connected car – collecting it, storing it and analyzing it – from real-time alerts on driver behavior, road safety or the need for maintenance and repairs. Additionally, HDP can provide a single view of this data to inform automotive engineers about driving behavior, safety risk and car performance across all vehicles. With HDP, connected car data can be stored in any format for processing, and integrated easily with existing data architectures through a full range of deployment options.

HARMAN and Hortonworks will collaborate to seamlessly integrate HDP functionality into HARMAN’s cloud-based offerings, giving automotive OEMs a feature-rich enterprise platform to support value-added user experiences. HARMAN’s suite of services for automakers supports an end-to-end approach to upgrade, connect, and improve the automotive ownership experience. Incorporating offerings from HARMAN’s Symphony Teleca and Redbend companies, HARMAN is the first tier 1 automotive supplier to enable the full range of IoT and V2X applications for the connected car, including deployment of software through over-the-air (OTA) updates, diagnostics and telematics to big data, service management and analytics – all done securely and seamlessly.


Key Benefits for Automakers:

  • Preventative Warranty Maintenance: Analyze streaming data from connected cars for fault monitoring, predictive analytics on component failure and recommendations for preventative maintenance to minimize warranty expense and the risk of costly recalls.

  • Data Discovery for Product Improvements: Analyze driver habits and correlate that with car performance and maintenance records to give your engineers empirical insights on how to optimize existing and future models.

  • A Single View of Manufacturing Operations: Capture sensor data from manufacturing operations and store it forever, providing real-time and historical analysis to maximize quality yields and minimize the risk of scrap or recalls.

“The automotive sector is rapidly transforming with real-time information and insight from connected cars,” said Hortonworks President Herb Cunitz. “Through our collaboration with HARMAN and its Symphony Teleca team, Hortonworks is positioned to drive this transformation by leveraging our expertise in delivering world-class, modern data analytics with the Apache Hadoop framework.”

“Combining the capabilities of HARMAN services and Hortonworks, automakers and their suppliers will have access to a scalable platform for, real-time insights, new innovative service creation and predictive analytics-based solutions that can minimize the risk of costly recalls and reduce warranty expenses," said Sanjay Dhawan, President, HARMAN Services Division. "This is a very exciting step forward in the evolution of the connected car as we speed up the time to market with powerful functionalities that benefit the OEMs and their drivers.”

Visit Hortonworks and Symphony Teleca (a HARMAN Company) at TU-Automotive Detroit

Hortonworks (booth 106), platinum sponsor, and Symphony Teleca (booth C112), In-Vehicle Infotainment sponsor, will showcase their connected car prognostics solutions and end-to-end connected vehicle solutions at TU-Automotive Detroit in Novi, Mich., June 3-4.

  • Hortonworks President Herb Cunitz will deliver a keynote address titled, “Leveraging Telematics Data in a Connected World,” on Wednesday, June 3, at 12:10 p.m. ET. The keynote will explore the opportunity to generate value from connected devices and the exponential growth IoT data. 

  • Additionally, Hortonworks Founder and Architect Suresh Srinivas will participate in a panel discussion, titled, “Data Transforms the Automotive Industry,” on Thursday, June 4, at 4:30 p.m. ET.


About HARMAN and Symphony Teleca
HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

Symphony Teleca, a HARMAN company, is a technology services company that helps customers innovate at the convergence of smart devices, software, cloud and data. Symphony Teleca’s engineering competencies – UX Design, Analytics and Agile Engineering, and service offerings across ideation, development and integration, help customers accelerate time to market.


About Hortonworks

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.


The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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