About Us

Hortonworks Develops, Distributes and Supports Enterprise Apache Hadoop.

Develop: Hortonworks was formed by the key architects, builders and operators 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.

While we continue our focus on innovating the core of Apache Hadoop, we also ensure that all of the capabilities required to make Apache Hadoop Enterprise Grade are developed and available in the Open Source community.

These include:

  • Data Services required to Store, Analyze and Access data
  • Operational Services required to manage and operate Hadoop
  • Platform Services such as High Availability, snapshots and more that are required to make Apache Hadoop Enterprise grade

Distribute: We provide a 100% Open Source Distribution of Apache Hadoop, adding the required Operational, Data and Platform services from the open source community in the Hortonworks Data Platform HDP).  This Distribution of Apache Hadoop is endorsed by some of the most respected partners in the industry including Microsoft, Teradata and more.

Support: We provide a range of support options for customers of the Hortonworks Data Platform and are the leading provider of expert Hadoop training available today.



Try these Tutorials

Hortonworks Data Platform
The Hortonworks Data Platform is a 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop that is truly enterprise grade having been built, tested and hardened with enterprise rigor.
Get started with Sandbox
Hortonworks Sandbox is a self-contained virtual machine with Apache Hadoop pre-configured alongside a set of hands-on, step-by-step Hadoop tutorials.
HDP 2.1 Webinar Series
Join us for a series of talks on some of the new enterprise functionality available in HDP 2.1 including data governance, security, operations and data access :