QA joins Hortonworks Certified Partner network as the largest UK training partner

London, UK, 10 March 2014: QA , the UK's largest technical IT training providers, announced today the addition of Hortonworks Apache Hadoop 2.0 training courses to the Big Data curriculum. QA joins the Hortonworks network as the largest training partner to deliver Apache™ Hadoop® courses across the UK.

Hadoop provides organisations the ability to quickly gain valuable insight from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data. Hadoop is designed to run on commodity hardware that consists of three main functions: storage, processing and resource management. Hortonworks provides the only 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop data platform that is architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) complements the modern data architecture by enabling deep integration with strategic data center technologies and the ability to reuse existing skills and resources.

Hadoop training courses provide real-world, hands-on lab experiences with certification opportunities that enable the business users and non-technical managers, developers, and architects to maximise their knowledge and understanding of Hadoop and HDP.

QA's Technical Director Bill Walker comments, "It's wonderful to partner with Hortonworks to deliver their training solutions to the UK market. Analysing Big Data is imperative for companies nowadays in order to improve business capabilities, so to add the Apache Hadoop 2.0 training courses to the QA technical curriculum is exciting - for both us and our clients."

"Our partnership with QA will extend the availability of Hortonworks Apache Hadoop training across our UK customer base and help meet growing demand in Europe for skilled Hadoop developers. With QA's focus on high-quality technical training and a commitment to providing an excellent customer experience, our joint customers will greatly benefit from this partnership," said Danielle Tomlinson, Senior Director, Hortonworks Global Education Services.  

The Courses

The authorised courses QA will deliver are:

  • Big Data Concepts Master Class
  • Machine Learning with Apache Mahout

View more Hortonworks Apache Hadoop and Big Data training courses, enabling business users, non-technical managers, developers and architects to maximise their knowledge and understanding of Hadoop and HDP.