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12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012

Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
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Hortonworks Taps Yahoo's Hadoop Legacy
Hortonworks was spun out of Yahoo in 2011, bringing a core team of nearly 50 of some of Hadoop's earliest and most prolific contributors into an independent company focused entirely on the advancing the open-source platform. Hortonworks executives assert that this Yahoo team developed a big share of the code behind the Hadoop platform and will be instrumental in guiding the future of the platform.

Hortonworks's first major vote of confidence (beyond attaining venture capital funding) was Microsoft's October partnership, through which Hortonworks will help the firm develop a Windows-compatible version of Hadoop that stays true to the Apache Open Source project. Hortonworks followed up in November with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) v1, a distribution of the Hadoop platform that will soon be updated to a v2 version in Q1 2012 incorporating the latest (0.23) Apache Hadoop release. Hortonworks also provides Hadoop support, training, and consulting, stepping up competition to Cloudera and MapR.

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