Thursday, 08 June, 2017

Ascolta Announces Partnership with Hortonworks to Provide Fast Access to Big Data Analytics

HERNDON, Va. – June 8, 2017 – Ascolta, a ViON company focused on advanced analytics, announced today a partnership with Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, to provide big data analytics in an appliance-like approach or as-a-Service for faster deployment. Ascolta’s pre-configured platform expedites the installation and configuration of an analytics solution and the ingestion of data, which significantly reduces the complexity and time-to-value for federal, state and local agencies as well as commercial entities.

“As data volume dramatically increases, organizations need access to tools that allow them to quickly gain value and understanding from their data without adding complexity,” said Tom Frana, President and CEO of ViON Corporation.  “Hortonworks is a leader in connected data platforms and together with Ascolta’s platform, as well as ViON’s long history of delivering complex solutions to our customers, we will provide customers with the ability to rapidly deploy and scale, supported by managed services to ensure organizations see faster time to value.” 

Ascolta incorporates the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®), the industry's only true secure, enterprise-ready open source Apache™ Hadoop® distribution based on a centralized architecture (YARN). HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications and delivers robust analytics that accelerate decision-making and innovation.
Ascolta delivers this solution as an appliance or as-a-Service and supports the entire customer lifecycle with ongoing managed services. 

“ViON’s 37 years history of providing hardware and support services, together with Ascolta’s platform and managed services provides a strong foundation for data analytics as-a-Service,” explained Shaun Bierweiler, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector at Hortonworks. “This partnership provides a fast and effective way to bring robust big data analytics to any Public Sector customer.” 

Hortonworks is an industry-leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data. HDP is the industry’s only true secure, enterprise-ready open source Apache™ Hadoop® distribution that addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications and delivers robust analytics that accelerate decision making and innovation. 

Ascolta is a wholly owned subsidiary of ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions.

About Ascolta: 
Ascolta, a subsidiary of ViON Corporation, is a big data system integrator and service provider specializing in cyber and advanced analytics for enterprise-level customers across public and private sector. Ascolta partners with the industry’s leading manufacturers, providing customized analytics solutions to support data warehouse augmentation, operational analysis, security and intelligence and cyber. With flexible financial models available and the ability to deliver analytics via the Cloud or on/off- premise platforms, Ascolta enables organizations to rapidly deploy analytics with 24/7 support and managed services. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit www.ascolta.io

Media Contact: 
Edward Levens
Phone: 919.346.5531
Email: eslevens@propelmg.com


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