Posts Tagged Hortonworks
Hortonworks plans to go public in 2015 and its S-1 filing, revealed to the world yesterday, says a lot about the state of the Hadoop market generally and, obviously, Hortonworks specifically.
First, a mea culpa. In Wikibon’s latest Big Data market forecast, my colleagues and I provided our estimate for Hortonworks’ 2013 revenue (along with revenue estimates of all the other players in the market … more on that in a moment.) Well, we overshot the mark.
HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter.
The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat on Hortonworks’ board. HP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and provide Tier 1 support to customers. The two companies will also work together to certify the HP Vertica analytic database on YARN.
Our friend Matt Asay, who oversees business development for streaming Big Data analytics player Nodeable (read hear about Nodeable’s recent shift in business model), penned a column today sizing up the Hadoop distribution competition. Asay narrows the competitors to two – Hortonworks and Cloudera – and proceeds under the premise that only one of the two can and will survive.
Yesterday my Wikibon colleagues and I had the pleasure of speaking with Charles Zedlewski, Vice President of Products at Cloudera, in anticipation of today’s Cloudera Enterprise 3.5 release. In addition to discussing the new features in today’s release, Zedlewski also talked about Cloudera’s position in the now three-member commercial Hadoop distribution market.
EMC joined the commercial Hadoop club in May with the release of its own enterprise distribution, which includes MapR’s distributed file system. This morning, Yahoo spun-off its Hadoop engineering unit to form HortonWorks, a new company that will offer its own enterprise Hadoop product soon.
The new company, to be called HortonWorks (inspired by the Dr. Seuss character), will focus on developing its own enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution and support services based on the open source Apache Hadoop project. When HortonWorks debuts its commercial Hadoop distribution, it will be the third such product on the market, along with commercial distros from Cloudera and EMC Greenplum (See Table 1).