I’m pleased to announce that we’ve become a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The ASF has been fundamental to Apache Hadoop’s success and our team’s ability to meet our goals since the inception as the Yahoo! Hadoop team in 2006. This is why we convinced Yahoo! to become a Apache Platinum Sponsor back in 2007, which it remains to this day. Now that we are operating as an independent company and continuing to benefit from Apache’s support, we made it a priority to continue to sponsor Apache.
We are committed to growing and fostering the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and making Hadoop the platform of choice for managing big data in the enterprise. Our sponsorship deepens this commitment and will help the ASF to continue to grow and prosper.
I’m also pleased to announce that Hortonworks will be a gold sponsor of ApacheCon NA 2011, which is taking place November 7-9 in Vancouver. If you’re there, feel free to attend my keynote on Thursday or one of the technical sessions being given by my fellow Hortonworkers, or simply stop by our booth to say hello.
Hope to see you in Vancouver.