GigaOm breaks the news of the Yahoo! Hadoop engineering spinoff, HortonWorks:
By incorporating next-generation features and capabilities, HortonWorks hopes to make Hadoop easier to consume and better suited for running production workloads. Its products, which likely will include higher-level management tools on top of the core MapReduce and file system layers, will be open source and HortonWorks will try to maintain a close working relationship with Apache. The goal is to make HortonWorks the go-to vendor for a production-ready Hadoop distribution and support, but also to advance Yahoo’s repeated mission of making the official Apache Hadoop distribution the place to go for core software. Earlier this year, Yahoo discontinued its own Hadoop distribution, recommitting all that code and all its development efforts to Apache.
Judging by all the cool projects the Yahoo! engineering team has created, I’ve already said this makes a lot of sense to me.
Original title and link: Yahoo Launches Hadoop Spinoff ( ©myNoSQL)