100 People You Don't Know But Should In 2013 (Part 1)

Mitch Ferguson, Hortonworks

Position: VP business development

Highlights: Ferguson has helped Hortonworks and its "enterprise-grade" Hadoop platform become a powerhouse in the bigdata market. Ferguson and the Hortonworks team have also embraced the channel, launching this year, for example, a new Hadoop sandbox environment for hands-on partner training.

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