Hortonworks Data Platform is an open source Hadoop Distribution which is ideal for organizations that seek to combine Apache Hadoop’s cost effectiveness and power with the advanced services and reliability needed for business deployments.
Hadoop is the leading platform for storing, managing, processing and analyzing big data. Hortonworks was formed by the key architects, builders and operators from the Yahoo! Hadoop Software Engineering team that the effort to design and build every major release of the very first Apache Hadoop to the most current stable release that contributes more than 80% of the code along the way.
Hortonworks focuses on ensuring that all capabilities required to make Apache Hadoop Enterprise Grade are developed and accessible in the Open Source community such as Data Services, Operational Services, and Platform Services.