The Hortonworks Inc. Mission
We believe that Apache Hadoop will process half of the world’s data within the next five years. To make this happen, we are addressing the technical and knowledge gaps that exist today. We have dedicated significant engineering resources to make Apache Hadoop more robust and easier to integrate, extend, deploy and use. This has resulted in Hortonworks Data Platform, a completely open source and tightly integrated and tested distribution of Apache Hadoop. We have also launched expert support, training and partner enablement programs designed to assist enterprises and a vibrant and rapidly growing ecosystem of service and solution providers.
The Hortonworks Data Platform, powered by Apache Hadoop, is a massively scalable and 100% open source platform for storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data. It is designed to deal with data from many sources and formats in a very quick, easy and cost-effective manner.
The Hortonworks Data Platform consists of the essential set of Apache Hadoop projects including MapReduce, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), HCatalog, Pig, Hive, HBase, Zookeeper and Ambari. Hortonworks is the major contributor of code and patches to many of these projects. These projects have been integrated and tested as part of the Hortonworks Data Platform release process and installation and configuration tools have also been included.
Unlike other providers of platforms built using Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks contributes 100% of our code back to the Apache Software Foundation. The Hortonworks Data Platform is Apache-licensed and completely open source. We sell only expert technical support,
Hortonworks was formed by the key architects and core Hadoop committers from the Yahoo! Hadoop software engineering team that led the effort to design and build every major release of Apache Hadoop from 0.1 to the most current stable release, contributing more than 80% of the code along the way. The team continues to be the leading contributor to core Hadoop (MapReduce and HDFS) as well as many other important Hadoop projects. We are also the major driving force behind the next generation of Apache Hadoop.
Life at Hortonworks Inc.
Located in Palo Alto, California.