Hortonworks Recognized as a Leader in the Enterprise Hadoop Solutions Industry by Independent Research Firm

Hortonworks Cited as the Technology Leader and Ecosystem Builder for the Entire Hadoop Industry

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—February 6, 2012—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. found the company among the leaders in the February 2012 report, “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012.” As reported by Forrester, “(Hortonworks) is the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry and has recently released its Hortonworks Data Platform, which incorporates purely open-source Apache Hadoop software.”

 The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012 evaluated 13 enterprise Hadoop solution providers based on a variety of 15 weighted criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. Ratings and vendor selection criteria also were based on Hadoop solution provider’s core Hadoop functionality, having at least two in-production customers, and having MapReduce as a mandatory subproject.

“We consider it an honor to be recognized for our efforts in enabling the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and continuing to drive innovation in the Apache Hadoop community,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “We are dedicated to working with the community to ensure that Hadoop remains the de facto next generation data management platform.”

Hortonworks recently announced Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) powered by Apache Hadoop, a massively scalable, 100 percent open-source platform for storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data. HDP includes the most popular and essential Apache Hadoop projects including HDFS, MapReduce, HCatalog, Pig, Hive, HBase and Zookeeper. HDP v.1 leverages the current stable production release of Apache Hadoop (version 1.0), while HDP v.2 includes the next-generation MapReduce architecture along with important advancements in scalability, performance, data integrity and high availability.