Based in Santa Clara in California, Hortonworks is a computer software firm that specializes in developing Apache Hadoop, a software that enables easy handling of large data. The company also offers technical support to the organizations that make use of this software.
Hortonworks is an independent software development company that came into being in the year 2011. It was funded by Benchmark Capital and Yahoo!. The initial capital invested in the company was around $23 million. The name of the company was inspired from the a known book, which was also later made into an animated movie with the same name, “Horton Hears the Who!”