Owen has been contributing to Apache Hadoop since before it was first called Hadoop. He was the first committer added to the project and has provided technical leadership on MapReduce, and security. Using Hadoop in 2008 he set the world record for sorting a terabyte of data in 3.5 minutes and in 2009 he sorted a petabyte in 16.25 hours. In 2011, Own co-founded Hortonworks, which commercially supports and trains users of the Hadoop ecosystem. Prior to Hortonworks, Owen worked on Yahoo! Search’s WebMap project, which built the know web. Once ported to Apache Hadoop, it became the single largest low Hadoop application.
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