June 30, 2011 – With financial backing and a big first client in Yahoo!, startup Hortonworks plans to build out an open source Hadoop software framework to handle and install software for massive amounts of data.

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital joined Yahoo! in founding Hortonworks, which is comprised of many former Apache Hadoop project engineers and contributors, including newly minted CEO Eric Baldeschwieler, according to a news release. Yahoo! provided early prototype funding of Hadoop in 2005, and the massive Internet corporation uses Hadoop across its advertising and email platforms.

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