This morning I went to the Hortonworks Road Show. It’s wasn’t Bad. I have to say out of the Hadoop Vendor I have talked to, I like Hortonworks business model the best.
The fact that they are a large committer to the Apache Hadoop Project, along with several other sub projects such as Apache Ambari Project doesn’t hurt. They seem to be more community based then the others. If you have a chance or know someone that would like a good introduce to hadoop I would recommend that they go.