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Hortonworks is a company that develops software to support the use of Hadoop, enabling distributed data processing across computer networks.

The centerpiece of Hortonworks’ software is a platform called HDP2 (Hortonworks Data Platform 2), a Hadoop solution that facilitates interactive, online, stream and batch data processing. Hortonworks product offerings also include HDP2 for Windows and HPD Sandbox.

CEO: Rob Bearden
Founders: Alan Gates, Arun C. Murthy, Devaraj Das, Eric Baldeschwieler, Mahadev Konar, Owen O’Malley, Sanjay Radia and Suresh Srinivas
2011: Hortonworks founded (in great part by Hadoop team at Yahoo! Inc.); Hortonworks receives initial venture capital investment—$23 million in Series A funding from Yahoo!, Inc. and Benchmark; strategic partnership with Microsoft established
2012: Strategic partnership with Teradata established
2013: Hortonworks Data Platform 2 (HDP2) released; Hortonworks opens London, UK office

Hortonworks’ headquarters is in Palo Alto, California, USA.

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