April 18th 2018. Hortonworks, Inc. a leading provider of global data management solutions, announced the winners of the 2018 European Data Heroes Awards, at Dataworks Summit, Berlin.
The awards recognize Hortonworks customers who have significantly transformed their enterprise by leveraging connected data platforms, highlighting real business value derived from data. Each winner exemplified outstanding achievements and meaningful results with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF).
From the pool of nominees, a panel of industry experts selected the following as the 2018 winners across Europe. Judges panel of industry experts selected the winners, including Bernard Marr, bestselling author and Big Data expert and Philip Carnelley, IDC.
Telefonica O2's Financial Data Hub was awarded the Data Visionary Award. The project went live in August 2017 and has ensured that O2 meets its financial compliance obligations as well as having a hybrid big data architecture built for the future. There were a number of stakeholders in the project including Hortonworks, Accenture and Symmetry Solutions.
All telecommunications companies must comply with the new IFRS 15 global accounting standards. Companies that fail to comply could carry a considerable compliance and audit risk. While meeting the requirement, O2 saw the potential to go beyond basic compliance to Deploy innovations such as big data architectures, digital analytics and cloud environments would satisfy not only regulatory requirements, but also deliver foundations for O2 to operate as a truly data-driven company.
"Delighted to see Symmetry Solutions technology and services as part of a larger IT project be recognised. We have been delighted to be part of this successful project" Bill Leahy