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In the era of consumer-centric “agile” supply chain strategies, manufacturers are forced to act more like retailers in terms of how they capture, analyze and use consumer data. This gives visibility to internal and external supply chain partners on how products are made, sold and used. But that visibility demands more data from more points across […]

We are very excited to announce that Grant Bodley will speak about Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and the Connected Car at this year’s West Coast Automotive Data Event on Wednesday October 27th in San Diego. Telematics West Coast is the premier event that explores and develops new ideas and business practices opening up […]

Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world by protecting digital information and online transactions. The Symantec Cloud Platform team turned to Hortonworks to ingest an enormous volume of security logs, analyze that security metadata and then use that insight to protect its customers. Symantec now analyzes threat data much more quickly […]

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. The insurance industry uses Hadoop to better leverage unstructured information to strengthen subrogation opportunities, stop fraud and minimize claims leakage. This requires new capabilities for data discovery. Cindy Maike is the GM for […]

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. The insurance industry uses Hadoop to drive this type of innovation for usage-based insurance (UBI). Cindy Maike is the GM for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, and later this month she will present on […]

Leading enterprise organizations have concluded that YARN-enabled Hadoop is foundational to their modern data architectures. These companies subscribe with Hortonworks (and implement Hortonworks Data Platform) to bring additional types of data under management, merge those with legacy datasets, and unlock new business insight. But don’t take our word for it. Watch these brief videos and […]

The public sector is charged with protecting citizens, responding to constituents, providing services and maintaining infrastructure. In many instances, the demands of these responsibilities increase while government resources simultaneously shrink under budget pressures. How can Intelligence, Defense and Civilian agencies do more with less? Apache Hadoop is part of the answer. Within the public sector, […]

Last week Hortonworks presented the second of our eight Discover HDP 2.2 webinars. Alan Gates and Raj Bains discussed the Stinger.next initiative and new Apache Hive features for speed, scale and SQL that are included in Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2. After an overview of HDP 2.2, Alan discussed what the Apache community accomplished with the […]

Last week Hortonworks presented the first of 8 Discover HDP 2.2 webinars: Comprehensive Hadoop Security with Apache Ranger and Apache Knox. Vinay Shukla and Balaji Ganesan hosted this first webinar in the series. Balaji discussed how to use Apache Ranger (for centralized security administration, to set up authorization policies, and to monitor user activity with […]

Last week’s Hortonworks webinar “What’s Possible with a Modern Data Architecture?” featured Greg Girard, program director for omni-channel analytics strategies at IDC Retail Insights and Mark Ledbetter, vice president for industry solutions at Hortonworks. Greg provides targeted, fact-based guidance to retailers for the application of analytics across the enterprise. Mark has more than twenty-five years […]

Concurrent Inc. is a Hortonworks Technology Partner and recently announced that Cascading 3.0 now supports Apache Tez as an application runtime. Cascading is a powerful development framework for building enterprise data applications on Hadoop and is one of the most widely deployed technologies for data applications, with more than 175,000 user downloads a month. Used by […]

Modern retailers collect data from a multitude of consumer engagement channels, including point of sale systems, the web, mobile applications, social media, and more. They hope to use this data to derive greater customer insights, promote increased brand engagement and loyalty, optimize pricing and promotions, streamline the supply chain, and enhance their business models. Data […]

This summer, Hortonworks presented the Discover HDP 2.1 Webinar series. Our developers and product managers highlighted the latest innovations in Apache Hadoop and related Apache projects. We’re grateful to the more than 1,000 attendees whose questions added rich interaction to the pre-planned presentations and demos. For those of you that missed one of the 30-minute […]

Few industries depend as heavily on data as financial services. Insurance companies, retail and investment banks aggregate, price and distribute capital with the aim of increasing their return on assets with an acceptable level of risk. To do that, financial decision-makers need data. Apache Hadoop helps them store new data sources, then process the larger […]

The world’s top telecommunications firms adopt Hadoop to gain competitive advantage and to respond to technology-driven changes like increases in both network traffic and the telemetry data captured by network sensors. The majority of North America’s and Europe’s telcos have chosen Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to meet these challenges. Read the new Hortonworks white paper […]