Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Benchmark Capital have formed Hortonworks, an independent company consisting of key architects and core contributors to the open source Apache™ Hadoop™ technology!. The formation of Hortonworks increases investment in the development of Apache Hadoop and will accelerate adoption by making it more robust and easier to install, manage and use for enterprises and technology vendors. This investment will enable Apache Hadoop to meet the growing market demand and become the big data management and analysis platform of choice for the industry.
“Apache Hadoop is an exceptionally valuable technology and its growing adoption during the last five years demonstrates its potential to quickly become the de facto platform for managing big data.”
Apache Hadoop is the open source technology at the epicenter of big data and cloud computing. It enab