DAYTON, Ohio, May 28, 2014 – Centric Consulting, a business consulting and technology solutions firm, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Systems Integration Partner Program, providing Apache™ Hadoop® consulting and Data & Analytics services for Hortonworks’ customers and prospects embarking on Big Data projects.

The partnership will open new horizons for Centric’s clients to implement enterprise-class open source solutions. Centric’s already-strong Business Intelligence offering has recently transformed into a Data & Analytics practice that can service client needs, from classic Business Intelligence projects to Big Data and predictive analytics.

“Centric delivers Business Intelligence solutions that help drive insight and return on investment for Hadoop customers,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks. “We welcome Centric as a Hortonworks partner and look forward to working with them to leverage the benefits of 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop as customers seek to capture and analyze new types of data.”

Centric’s Data & Analytics practice lead, Jeff Kanel, believes that the partnership with Hortonworks will make it easier for clients to springboard into large-scale application development, predictive analytics, data science and other market-differentiating technologies. Hortonworks is also the only provider to engineer Hadoop for Windows with integration of the .NET languages. Says Kanel, “Centric’s deep expertise with Microsoft and Java makes Hortonworks a natural choice of partner in the Big Data landscape.”

About Centric Consulting

Centric Consulting is a business consulting and technology solutions firm providing full-service consulting services. Our expert consultants help clients tackle their toughest business challenges with innovative, balanced, and measurable solutions. With more than 500 employees in 10 cities across the U.S., Centric is known for helping clients drive operational efficiency, improve customer service, and increase profitability. Centric was founded in 1999 and is a privately owned company.

For further information, please contact:

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National Data & Analytics
Practice Lead
Centric Consulting
614-778-5562
jeff.kanel@centricconsulting.com