Hortonworks Recognized for Census Work

Hortonworks is providing key technology support for the 2020 Census, the first census to be conducted primarily electronically, according to an article from Datanami.

Shaun Bierweiler, Hortonworks

The article says the agreement with the Census Bureau “will span all of the company’s offerings, including the Hortonworks Data Platform, Hadoop distribution and its Hortonworks Data Flow stream processing system.”

The company was among the fastest-growing technology stocks of 2017. Its technology has the ability to integrate structured data, such as names and addresses, and unstructured data, such as mapping images. That data integration is expected to play a key role in the 2020 Census.

Company Vice President of U.S. Public Sector Business Shaun Bierweiler tells Datanami scalability played a key role in winning the census contract.

“When you think about the approximately 326 million Americans that the Census Bureau is going to collect and store data on, you need a data platform that’s going to not just perform but really operate at that industrial scale,” Bierweiler says in the article.


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