Top 10 Hadoop Vendors / Distributers


Hadoop has been widely adopted by the government, banking, finance, IT, ITES, retail and insurance sectors. The government sector is the largest revenue generator in the Hadoop application market. North America is the leading revenue generator and the fastest growing regional market is the Asia-Pacific according to geographical analysis of the market.

 Key players (Hadoop Vendors / Distributors) in the Hadoop application market are –

  • Cloudera
  • Hortonworks
  • IBM
  • Pivotal software
  • MapR technologies
  • Amazon web services
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Teradata
  • Cisco systems etc.
  • Datameer

Cloudera –

Three engineers from Google, Yahoo and Facebook (Christophe Bisciglia, Amr Awadallah and Jeff Hammerbacher, respectively) joined with a former Oracle executive (Mike Olson) to form Cloudera in 2008.

Cloudera Inc. is an American-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.
Cloudera’s open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology.

Hortonworks –

Hortonworks was formed in June 2011 funded by $23 million from Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital as an independent company.

Hortonworks is a business computer software company based in Santa Clara, California. The company focuses on the development and support of Apache Hadoop.


International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Pivotal Software-

Pivotal Software, Inc. (Pivotal) is a software company based in Palo Alto, California that provides software and services for the development of custom applications for data and analytics based on cloud computing technology. Pivotal Software is a spin-out and joint venture of EMC Corporation and its subsidiary VMware that combined software products, employees, and lines of businesses from the two parent companies including Greenplum, Cloud Foundry, Spring, Pivotal Labs, GemFire and other products from the VMware vFabric Suite.

MAPR Technologies –

MapR is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software company that develops and sells Apache Hadoop-derived software. The company contributes to Apache Hadoop projects like HBase, Pig (programming language), Apache Hive, and Apache ZooKeeper. MapR’s Apache Hadoop distribution claims to provide full data protection, no single points of failure, improved performance, and dramatic ease of use advantages.