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February 27, 2014
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Forrester Research recognizes Hortonworks as a leader in Hadoop

Today, the Forrester WaveTM: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014 was published by Forrester Research and while not surprised, we are delighted that this leading analyst firm recognized us as a clear leader in the Hadoop market. We could not be prouder of our unwavering strategy and hard work that is propelling us to the forefront of this burgeoning Hadoop market.

Download and review the report here.

Forrester evaluated nine vendors across a range of criterion from strategy to product and market presence and we scored a very balanced report across all categories and are way “up and to the right”. We are particularly honored by the highest possible mark for “Customer Support” – a category that is scored based on direct customer feedback.

Forrester states that “Hortonworks loves and lives open source innovation” and highlights the following:

  • Vision and Execution for Enterprise Hadoop.
    Hortonworks was rated a strong strategy and strong current offering making it a leader for Big Data Hadoop Solutions with Hortonworks Data Platform.
  • World Class Support and Services.
    Hortonworks’ Customer Support received a maximum score.
  • Key Strategic Partnerships.
    Hortonworks has key strategic partnerships with Teradata, Microsoft, SAP and others.

Product Momentum

Since this analysis, we have continued to innovate with HDP 2.0, the first commercial release of Hadoop 2 with its YARN-based architecture, and continued innovations in the data access layer through the Stinger initiative with Apache Hive, Apache Tez and other technologies. We continue to be excited about our role in leading this important innovation within the Hadoop community every day.

Good Company

We also like to acknowledge and congratulate our strategic partners Teradata and Microsoft for their strong positions in the Forrester Wave. Both partners build and deploy products based on Hortonworks Data Platform meaning a full third of the report participants are using HDP.

Hadoop Momentum

As Forrester states, “Hadoop’s momentum is unstoppable” and they “believe that Hadoop is a must-have data platform for large enterprises, forming the cornerstone of any flexible future data management platform.”…

…and we are more excited than ever for the year ahead of us.


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