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The Hortonworks Blog

More from Justin Sears

SequenceIQ provides an API and platform to build predictive applications and turn data into tangible assets. In this guest blog, SequenceIQ Co-founder and CTO Janos Matyas (@sequenceiq), explains why his team chose Apache Ambari for provisioning Hadoop clusters and how they contributed to the Ambari project. At SequenceIQ, we frequently provision Hadoop clusters on different […]

Oscar Padilla, Vice President of Strategy at Luminar, is our guest blogger. He shares his thoughts and insights about Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks Data Platform, and Luminar’s journey to the Data Lake. Luminar is the first big data analytics provider focused specifically on U.S. Latino consumers. Our company offers analysis based on empirical insights, rather than with […]

Customers’ Hadoop Journey We’ve all had two weeks to reflect on Hadoop Summit 2014. One of the biggest differences that stood out in this year’s Summit (as compared to Summit 2013) was the presence of large enterprise customers that are using Apache Hadoop as an important part of their modern data architectures. Hadoop has gone […]

Big Data In Healthcare Electronic data is the heartbeat in a healthcare provider’s office. ZirMed is a Hortonworks customer and a leading provider of healthcare information management solutions. Healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals and large health systems, use the company’s cloud-based revenue cycle management offerings to manage the complex process of billing and collecting revenue […]

On May 15, Owen O’Malley and Carter Shanklin hosted the second of our seven Discover HDP 2.1 webinars. Owen and Carter discussed the Stinger Initiative and the improvements to Apache Hive that are included in HDP 2.1: Faster queries with Hive on Tez, vectorized query execution and a cost-based optimizer New SQL semantics and datatypes […]

Last week Vinay Shukla and Kevin Minder hosted the first of our seven Discover HDP 2.1 webinars. Vinay and Kevin covered three important topics related to new Apache Hadoop security features in HDP 2.1: REST API security with Apache Knox Gateway HDFS security with Access Control Lists (ACLs) SQL security and next-generation Hive authorization Here […]

Last week’s release of HDP 2.1 was packed with countless new features for enterprise Hadoop. These included new processing capabilities with Tez and Hive on YARN, Solr and Storm, to operations with Ambari, governance with Falcon and security with Knox. To guide you through these capabilities, Hortonworks is hosting a new series of webinars beginning on […]

This is the seventh in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Advertising Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Oil & Gas Architectures Built […]

Luminar is one of Hortonworks’ original customers. Apache Hadoop is a pillar of their modern data architecture, and since choosing Hortonworks in 2012, the Luminar team became expert users of Hortonworks Data Platform version 1. They were eager to migrate to HDP2 after it launched in October 2013. I recently spoke with Juan Manuel Alonso, […]

This is the sixth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Advertising Architectures Built with Hadoop The United States is enjoying resurgent […]

This is the fifth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Consumers have never generated so much data on how they research, discuss […]

This is the fourth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop We’ve probably all heard the famous quote by John Wanamaker, the father of modern advertising: “Half the money […]

I recently sat down with Mahadev Konar and Jeff Sposetti to discuss Apache Ambari v1.4.1. Ambari 1.4.1 is a single framework to provision, manage and monitor clusters based on the Hadoop 2 stack, with YARN and NameNode HA on HDFS. Mahadev is one of the original architects of Apache Hadoop, a co-founder of Hortonworks, and […]

I recently sat down with Himanshu Bari to discuss how Apache Ambari will serve as the single point of management for Hadoop 2 clusters integrated with Apache Storm and its real-time, streaming event processing. Himanshu discusses Apache Storm’s five key benefits and how those will add to the power and stability of a Hadoop 2 […]

I recently sat down with Devaraj Das and Carter Shanklin to discuss the dramatic improvements delivered in Apache HBase version 0.96 included in HDP 2.0. Now HBase runs on Windows and (whether on Linux or Windows) it recovers from failures much more quickly, with dramatic improvements in mean time to recovery (MTTR). Devaraj is one […]