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Hortonworks Named AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 Winner

Leading Apache Hadoop Contributor Recognized as One of the Best Private Companies in the On-Demand, Cloud and SaaS Categories

PALO ALTO, Calif.—May 21, 2014—Hortonworks, the leading provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the 2014 OnDemand Top 100 private companies in the Cloud Application Platforms category for its Hortonworks Data Platform, the industry’s only 100-percent open source data platform powered by Apache Hadoop. The OnDemand 100 features venture-backed companies that are creating high-growth businesses that offer huge upside potential for investors.

The OnDemand 100 companies are leaders amongst their peers, developing radical new approaches and technologies that are likely to push outside the bounds of existing markets.

Hortonworks and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on June 4, 2014 at Draper University in San Mateo, Calif. This two-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the SaaS, cloud, on-demand and mobile enterprise sectors.

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is the only 100-percent open source data management platform for enterprise Apache Hadoop. The recently released HDP 2.1 provides comprehensive Hadoop capabilities, delivering required enterprise functionality for data management, data access, data governance, integration, security and operations developed and delivered completely in the open. Incorporating the very latest community innovations across all Apache Hadoop projects, HDP 2.1 provides the foundational platform for organizations looking to incorporate Hadoop into a modern data architecture.

“Being named an OnDemand 100 company for two consecutive years is a testament to the success and adoption of Hortonworks’ Data Platform, the 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop distribution that is becoming a cornerstone of the modern data architecture,” said David McJannet, vice president of marketing, Hortonworks. “Hortonworks is committed to delivering a comprehensive set of enterprise Hadoop capabilities to complement existing data management systems, and enable enterprises leverage all their data and unleash analytic insights and unprecedented business value from new types of data.”

“This year, the top cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and on-demand software players are making serious inroads into the enterprise and business community. Cloud storage wars and excellent software offerings are making the cloud an even more attractive place to do business. Both business and consumer users are migrating to the cloud in droves, bringing us into a new digital age filled with opportunity,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners list is jam packed with companies that are using the cloud to create and host imaginative, versatile apps. Mobile, business, consumer—the on-demand universe is propelling the entire global Silicon Valley into an interdependent, connected, and mobile future.”

Each year, the AlwaysOn editorial team, along with investment and industry experts across the globe, scour the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 100 private on-demand, cloud, and SaaS companies with game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Companies are selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. A full list of all the OnDemand 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

About AlwaysOn 

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

For more information:

Michelle Lazzar

(408) 884-9861