Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.
CEO: Rob Bearden
New Funding: $50 million
Backers: Tenaya Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, Yahoo
Hortonworks, a Hadoop platform developer, focuses on open source distribution of its Apache Hadoop data program and related services. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company continues to plan for the release of Hadoop 2.0 and Apache Hadoop YARN, the latest data architecture programs, set to debut later this year. The latest round of funding, led by new investors Tenaya Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group, is geared toward growing field operations around the world and investments in the company's engineering organization, according to a company blog by CEO Rob Bearden.