DataTorrent was founded in 2012 by ex-Yahoo veterans, who recognized the value in being able to use Hadoop not just as a low-cost storage pool, but also as a data processing and analytics platform. Its core technology, RTS, is able to offer both batch processing and streaming analytics on top of Hadoop, and since it was open-sourced in summer 2015, contributors have grown from 40 to over 10,000.