""The best case scenario would be in five quarters; the worst case scenario would be in eight quarters," Bearden said, adding that a sale would not be an option but declining to say if Hortonworks had any suitors.Hortonworks to seek IPO within two years, CEO says | Reuters
"We do not want to sell and we have made that very clear," he said."
Friday, August 30, 2013
Hortonworks to seek IPO within two years, CEO says | Reuters
Suggesting an acquisition offer he couldn't refuse would be ~$infinite