Hortonworks® named a leader in big data Hadoop distributions report

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its January 2016 report entitled The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Distributions, Q1 2016. In this evaluation, Hortonworks was cited as a Leader and had the highest score in the strategy criterion. According to the Forrester Report, "Enterprise Hadoop is a market that is not even 10 years old, but Forrester estimates that 100% of all large enterprises will adopt it (Hadoop and related technologies such as Spark) for big data analytics within the next two years."

The Forrester Report noted, "Hortonworks doubles-down on inclusive, broad community innovation. Hortonworks is a rock when it comes to its promise to offer a 100% open source distribution. All of the technology built into HDP is an Apache open source project. Hortonworks will acquire companies to fill enterprise gaps and immediately contributes the code to an Apache project for the good of the community. For example, Hortonworks acquired XA Secure, a company with a commercially licensed security solution, and contributed the code to Apache as Apache Ranger. Hortonworks is also an important member of the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) formed earlier this year with IBM, Pivotal Software, and 12 other technology vendors, because the group has adopted Hortonworks-initiated projects such as Apache Ambari. Customers value Hortonworks' approach to open source innovation."

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) is the only completely open source Apache™ Hadoop® data platform, architected for the enterprise. With YARN as its architectural center it provides a data platform for multi-workload data processing across an array of processing methods – from batch through interactive to real-time, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform — spanning Governance, Security and Operations.

"The Big Data and Hadoop markets are changing rapidly thanks to the tremendous amount of work taking place within the Apache community," said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer, Hortonworks. "We are excited about the opportunity to accelerate the adoption of Open Data Platforms for the enterprise and to continue defining the market for customers."

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leader in accelerating business transformations with Open Enterprise Hadoop by developing, distributing and supporting an enterprise-scale data platform built entirely on open source technology including Apache™ Hadoop®. 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.

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