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Everything you ever wanted to know about Yahoo’s Hadoop spinoff Hortonworks

Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that spun off from Yahoo in 2011, has been a bit of a mystery. Top personnel have changed places without so much as a press release, venture capital investment hasn’t been disclosed, and there are semi-regular rumors about the company spurning acquisition offers (namely from Microsoft and Intel).
During a wide-ranging interview last week, Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden touched on all of these things, as well as the even bigger question of whether it’s possible to make money in the Hadoop space. Here’s what he had to say.

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