The Hortonworks Blog

Today, we were pleased to announce the selection of Hortonworks to the EMC Select Program. We’re delighted to host this guest blog from from Ryan Peterson, the Chief Solutions Strategist at EMC. Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan.

Today, Hortonworks and EMC announced a broadened relationship. Hortonworks announced that EMC has chosen Hortonworks as an EMC Select Partner,which means that EMC will now be able to resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).…

With new types of data driving growth and competitive advantage as never before, it’s crucial to implement the right solution for your data lake. Power and performance are important, of course, as are security and efficiency, but more fundamentally, you also need to be sure it’s going to work as advertised. That’s where the EMC Business Partner Program for Technology comes in, helping customers find industry-leading technologies that are optimized, validated and certified with EMC technologies.…

Last week, on July 22nd, we announced the general availability of HDP 2.3. Of the three part blog series, the first blog summarized the key innovations in the release—ease of use & enterprise readiness and how those are helping deliver transformational outcomes—while the second blog focused on data access innovation. In this final part, we explain cloud provisioning, proactive support, and other general improvements across the platform.

Automated Provisioning with Cloudbreak

Since Hortonworks’ acquisition of SequenceIQ, the integrated team has been working hard to complete the deployment automation for public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, and Google Cloud.…

Along with the Hortonworks Oil and Gas team, I have been working closely with Laurence Sones, senior petrophysicist, to understand how Hadoop-based Data Discovery is enabling Geologic and Geophysical (G&G) teams to improve decision-making across their assets. What follows is a Q&A session with Laurence discussing his perspectives on data discovery.

Kohlleffel: Laurence, you have a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry. Please discuss your background and some of the roles that you have taken on.…

Communication service providers aim to enhance customer experience and build strong and long-lasting relationships with their customers. This has become increasingly difficult as customer interactions now occur across many channels. Hence, it’s important to understand customer behavior across all channels to create the best experience for each individual. Join us on August 5 for a webinar with Hortonworks and Apigee to learn more.

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In today’s guest blog post, Sanjay Kumar, General Manager, Telecommunications at Hortonworks, and Sanjeev Srivastav, Vice President, Data Strategy at Apigee, discuss how service providers can capture and visualize customer behavior as a graph connecting the interaction points such as IVR, chat and call events, and combine it with network data to predict future call or chat patterns.…

On August 4th at 10:00 am PST, Eric Thorsen, General Manager Retail/CP at Hortonworks and Krishnan Parasuraman, VP Business Development at Splice Machine, will be talking about how Hadoop can be leveraged as a scale-out relational database to be the System of Record and power mission critical applications.

In this blog, they provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they have heard on the topic.

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  • Hadoop is primarily known for running batch based, analytic workloads.
  • On July 22nd, we introduced the general availability of HDP 2.3. In part 2 of this blog series, we explore notable improvements and features related to Data Access.

    We are especially excited about what these data access improvements mean for our Hortonworks subscribers.

    Russell Foltz-Smith, Vice President of Data Platform, at TrueCar summed up the data access impact to his business using earlier versions of HDP, and his enthusiasm for the innovation in this latest release:

    TrueCar is in the business of providing truth and transparency to all the parties in the car-buying process,” said Foltz-Smith.…

    Today, Rob Rosen, Senior Director Partner Solutions at Platfora, tells us more about the partnership with Hortonworks and how the two companies enable the enterprise to run analytics at scale, in their big data environment.

    The Hadoop market has increasingly gained traction in a world that generates over 2 billion gigabytes of data every day. Top enterprises have turned to Hadoop as their solution to better manage, store, and process their structured and unstructured data.…

    A recent article in PropertyCasualty 360, The Internet of Things: Insurers must prepare for disruption, customer impact, highlights the imperative for insurer strategies that address the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it changes customer behaviors and their views of risk. The article predicts that as consumers have more access to data through their connected devices:

    The IoT will fundamentally change what consumers know, when they know it, and how they interact with businesses that serve them.…

    For Hortonworks, working with and enabling the Hadoop ecosystem is one of our core tenants, and we’re proud of the 1,100+ partners that have joined us in the journey to ensure that Open Enterprise Hadoop interoperates with your existing data center technologies. Today, we’re delighted that we have been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create solutions for customers.…

    We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.3 is now generally available for download. HDP 2.3 brings numerous enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance. This version delivers a compelling new user experience, making it easier than ever before to “do Hadoop” and deliver transformational business outcomes with Open Enterprise Hadoop.

    As we announced at Hadoop Summit in San Jose, there are a number of significant innovations as part of this release including:

    HDP 2.3 represents the very latest innovation from across the Hadoop ecosystem.…

    The Spark lit in Azure HDInsight last week was just the beginning to this week’s energy and momentum we saw around the partnership at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner’s Conference.  During the conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed, “Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era”.

    This year’s big announcement of Apache Spark being brought to HDInsight was the latest Big Data announcement delivered by Microsoft and Hortonworks.…

    In version 1.2.0, Apache Spark introduced a Data Source API (SPARK-3247) to enable deep platform integration with a larger number of data sources and sinks. We are proud to announce that support for the Apache Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) file format is included in Spark 1.4 as a new data source. This support was added through a collaboration between Hortonworks and Databricks, tracked by SPARK-2883.

    The Apache ORC file format and associated libraries recently became a top level project at the Apache Software Foundation.…

    Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is well underway. The conference is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s partner community to understand key marketing and business strategies and engage with the Microsoft community. At this year’s conference, Microsoft’s National Sales Organization announced its 2015 Partner of the Year awards, and Hortonworks has been recognized with the Cloud Partner of the Year Award for both the West and Central U.S. Regions.

    The Hortonworks team is honored to receive the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year Award – an honor that we received thanks to our longstanding relationship with Microsoft.…

    The world is now estimated to be churning out quintillions of bytes of data every day, which goes to show why the industry is struggling to keep up with the ever increasing demand for data scientists to pinpoint those insights that can increase company revenues, or better manage their resources.

    The McKinsey Global Institute predicts the industry will need at least 190,000 more workers with analytics expertise and 1.5 million more data-savvy managers by 2018 in the US alone.…