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Quick Facts About the Business,
Technology and Business Teams


Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP) is a leading innovator in the data industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Our mission is to manage the world’s data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. We along with our partners provide the expertise, training and services that allow our customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business. Our connected data platforms power modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. We are Powering the Future of Data™.

Key Hortonworks Facts


Year Founded
In 2011, 24 engineers from the original Hadoop team at Yahoo! spun out to form Hortonworks.

Ticker Symbol

Santa Clara, CA

Business Model
Open Source Software Support Subscriptions, Services, Solutions, Training and Consulting Services

GAAP Revenue
$87.2 million for Q3 2018, up 26% year over year

24×7, global web, telephone support

2300+ joint engineering, strategic reseller, technology, and system integrator partners


* As of 09/30/2018
More public company information can be found on our Investor Relations page.

We Work Within the Community for the Enterprise

Our founding belief is that innovation and adoption of platform technologies like Hadoop is best accomplished through collaborative open source development under the governance model of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Done right, open source helps create an equitable balance of power and a fair exchange of value between vendor and consumer.


#1 Apache Hadoop Committer
With 29 out of 114 Apache Hadoop committers, Hortonworks employs the largest group of committers under one roof; more than double any other company.

Apache committer seats across the 20+ projects within HDP
With 208 committer seats across the 20+ Apache projects within HDP and HDF, Hortonworks employs the largest group of Apache committers focused on the data access, security, operations, and governance needs of the enterprise Hadoop market; more than double any other company.

Source: Committer counts above are as of March 22, 2017 and are obtained from the various Apache project team pages that list project member affiliations such as

Our Joint Engineering Leadership Accelerates Customer Value

In order to enable a data platform like Hadoop to be easy to use and enterprise-grade, you don’t go it alone. Hortonworks has established deep joint engineering relationships with most of the strategic data center players our customers rely on. Each of these efforts are run through a gauntlet of thousands of certification tests unique to Hortonworks, enabling our joint customers to receive the highest quality, integrated solutions for addressing their modern data architecture needs.

Our World-Class Enterprise Open Source Business and Technology Team

In 2011, Rob Bearden partnered with Yahoo! to establish Hortonworks with 24 engineers from the original Hadoop team including founders Alan Gates, Arun Murthy, Devaraj Das, Mahadev Konar, Owen O’Malley, Sanjay Radia, and Suresh Srinivas.

Under the leadership of Arun Murthy, Chief Products Officer, this core product team has been enriched with enterprise software talent from the likes of Oracle, IBM, HP, VMware, and others to help ensure that HDP and HDF meets the enterprise-grade requirements our customers expect.

Our CEO Rob Bearden has assembled one of the most experienced open source business model teams on the planet that have been instrumental in the success of companies such as JBoss, Red Hat, SpringSource, Zimbra, XenSource, Pentaho, Elastic Search, Docker, and others. The board of directors includes Peter Fenton (Benchmark Capital), Paul Cormier (Red Hat), and Martin Fink (Western Digital).