In 2011, Rob Bearden partnered with Yahoo! to establish Hortonworks with 24 engineers from the original Hadoop team including founders Alan Gates, Arun Murthy, Devaraj Das, Mahadev Konar, Owen O’Malley, Sanjay Radia, and Suresh Srinivas.
Under the leadership of Arun Murthy, Chief Products Officer, this core product team has been enriched with enterprise software talent from the likes of Oracle, IBM, HP, VMware, and others to help ensure that HDP and HDF meets the enterprise-grade requirements our customers expect.
Our CEO Rob Bearden has assembled one of the most experienced open source business model teams on the planet that have been instrumental in the success of companies such as JBoss, Red Hat, SpringSource, Zimbra, XenSource, Pentaho, Elastic Search, Docker, and others. The board of directors includes Peter Fenton (Benchmark Capital), Paul Cormier (Red Hat), and Martin Fink (Western Digital).