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Hortonworks Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand 100 Winner

Next-Generation Hortonworks Data Platform the only Apache Hadoop Offering in Cloud Applications Platform Category;

Recognized as Disruptive Technology in Big Data Market

PALO ALTO, CA—May 3, 2013—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the 2013 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies in the Cloud Application Platforms category for its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the industry’s only 100-percent open source distribution of Apache Hadoop. The OnDemand 100 features companies with game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

Hortonworks and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on May 20, 2013 at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, Calif. The two-day exclusive OnDemand 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 is the only 100-percent open source distribution of Apache Hadoop, enabling organizations to capture, process and share data in any format and at scale. Built and packaged by core architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, HDP includes all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. As the most stable and reliable Apache Hadoop distribution, HDP delivers the cost-effectiveness of Hadoop and the advanced services required for enterprise deployments.

“We are honored to be named to the OnDemand 100 and recognized as an innovator in the big data market for our next-generation data platform,” said Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks. “The enterprise-ready Hortonworks Data Platform is the only Apache Hadoop platform in this year’s Cloud Application Platforms category. We believe this is a testament to the hard work of our employees and our dedication to o 100-percent open source community driven approach, which is resulting in the fastest path to innovation and adoption of Apache Hadoop.”

“The world of the cloud is beginning to live up to its promise of expanding and enhancing almost every sector of the technology world. Public, private, and hybrid, the cloud infrastructure companies that can provide the most robust, always-on performance are the ones that are propelling us into a completely new digital age,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners represent the companies that are not only providing the space to develop daring, indispensable applications for a growing and increasingly mobile universe, they’re making sure that everyone has their information, data, media and apps whenever and wherever they happen to be. The innovations these companies are developing go beyond consumer, beyond business enterprise—it’s the future, in the palm of your hand, on your desktop, in your car. The on-demand paradigm is computing, and the Global Silicon Valley has never been more ready to take on its challenge.”

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous, three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list. 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-percent open source distribution of Apache Hadoop explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit


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.



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