So when Hortornworks invited me to the opening of their new office in London this week, where a number of high profile customers were speaking, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some insight into the real-life examples of organisations that are starting to find value in analysing unstructured data.
Instead, ZirMed is using Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution along with Apache Hive, open source software that lets SQL-savvy developers and business users at the company query data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
At Foltz-Smith’s urging, TrueCar jumped into Hadoop with both feet. The executive, who hates proof of concepts (“Pick a real problem. Do not do POCs.”) got the okay to invest in a 2 PB cluster, licensed the Hadoop distribution from Hortonworks, and they were off and running.
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