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Today we proudly announced that Arkena, one of Europe’s leading media services companies, is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) to provide its media customers with an advanced analytics platform to deliver content to OTT customers through its content delivery network (CDN). This is a guest post from Reda Benzair the Vice President of Technical Development at Arkena. You can also join Arkena and Hortonworks February 16th for a live and on-demand webinar about their Advanced Analytics Platform click here.…

Our business in Europe continues to expand and I’m excited to share this guest blog post from Geoff Cleaves, Business Intelligence Manager at Billy Mobile a new Hortonworks customer based in Barcelona, Spain.

This week at Billy Mobile we are migrating our core technology stack onto HDP 2.3 and boy are we looking forward to it. Billy Mobile is a new mobile ad exchange based in Barcelona and we’ve been struggling to handle our growing volumes of data.…

Guest blogger David Hill, Business Development Director at Open Energi, explains the challenges of building a virtual power station, and why data is the fuel. Follow Open Energi on @openenergi

Open Energi is working with businesses in the UK to harness the flexible energy demand from their equipment and aggregating it to create a virtual power station. We’re turning the whole system on its head so that instead of energy supply adjusting to meet demand, our demand for energy adjusts to meet supply – in real-time.…

From Brian Burns, Regional Vice President-North Asia, Hortonworks

Big data is affecting nearly every industry and in every geography worldwide. That is particularly true in regions that have heavy manufacturing and advanced digital economies like Japan and the whole of the APAC region. The potential for harnessing this data to improve operations and find new business models and create new analytic applications is enormous and Hortonworks is seeing tremendous interest and uptake in Open Enterprise Hadoop throughout the region.…

This is a guest blog from Stefan Kupstaitis-Dunkler, Accenture Technology Solutions GmbH.

I’ve been working at Accenture for almost a year and last month I was invited to attend the partner masterclass on HDP 2.3 Security. The classroom setting was a great forum for interactive discussions and a showcase of the security capabilities in the newest version of the Hortonworks Hadoop distribution, HDP 2.3.

Sean Roberts, Hortonworks Solution Engineer and hadoop operations expert in EMEA, guided the attendees through a demonstration of what Hortonworks Data Platform does to integrate the security aspects into Hadoop.…

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.…

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love telling the story of of the transformative nature of Apache Hadoop along with the increasing pervasiveness of enterprise Hadoop driven through a vibrant ecosystem.…

Am 22. Mai 2015 veranstalten Hortonworks und die codecentric AG einen kostenfreien Community Day im Rahmen ihrer langjährigen Partnerschaft. Auf der Agenda stehen Erfahrungsberichte aus dem Unternehmensalltag und neueste Entwicklungen vom europäischen Hadoop Summit 2015 – darunter Spark-on-YARN, Apache Zeppelin und die Hadoop-Enterprise-Features zu Security und Data Governance.

Spannende Big-Data-Projekte von „Atlas“ bis „Zeppelin“

Anwendervorträge:

Für einen spannenden Einstieg werden Florian Herrmann und Daniel Schmitt von der Fiducia IT AG sorgen: Sie demonstrieren, wie die Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken eine Lambda-Architektur zur Erkennung von Betrugsversuchen umgesetzt haben.…

This week we are participating in the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. Microsoft Ignite focuses on all Microsoft technologies and professionals and we are excited to demonstrate all of the ways we’ve been working with Microsoft to Do Hadoop together. As a long time Microsoft partner we are glad to be participating in this event for the 3rd year in a row showing of a history of joint engineering and commitment to the Microsoft platforms and users.…

Hortonworks introduces HDP Operations Ready, HDP Security Ready and HDP Governance Ready certifications to showcase solutions that deeply integrate with enterprise Hadoop.

Customer adoption of Apache Hadoop continues to accelerate the pace at which the community works to meet the requirements of Enterprise Hadoop. Once the place of HDFS and MapReduce only, the introduction of Apache Hadoop YARN a little over a year ago has unleashed many new ways to get value from a Hadoop cluster.…

As more organizations consider the cloud as a component of their Apache Hadoop deployments, we can look to our partners for a range of solutions designed to meet these needs. This is the first post in a series on partner solutions available for deploying Hadoop in the cloud. We will build on the Hybrid deployment post with general use cases for Hadoop in a Hybrid cloud. Through our partners we have broad set of options for the cloud available today spanning on-premises, virtual and cloud-based deployments.…

Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, customer engagement lead overseeing business development activities at Databricks, is our guest blogger today. In this blog, he discusses our expanded partnership built around Apache Spark on Apache Hadoop in three areas: customers, engineering, and open source.

Today Databricks and Hortonworks are announcing an expanded partnership built around Apache Spark; allow me to explain why we’re thrilled to be embarking on this journey with them.

When we started Databricks last summer, Apache Spark was in the early stages of enterprise adoption.…

More and more enterprises are looking to the cloud as a place to handle a variety of their data processing and backup needs. Apache Hadoop lends itself to running in cloud environments because of the alignment around scalability and flexibility for compute and storage offered with today’s cloud infrastructures. Today, we are excited to announce that the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is the first platform to be certified to run on Azure Infrastructure as a Service.…

Since our founding over three years ago, a core part of our strategy has been on enabling the enterprise to use Hadoop in the context of their existing technologies via a Modern Data Architecture. From the earliest days of the company when we hired Mitch Ferguson to head our business development efforts, we’ve been working closely with data center ecosystem leaders, large and small, to integrate Hadoop so that it can take it’s place in the next generation data architecture.…

In this partner guest blog, John Haddad, senior director of product marketing at Infomatica, explains and enumerates how Stinger.next’s key innovations in Enterprise SQL at Hadoop scale will augment Informatica’s Big Data Edition integration with Hortonworks’ Modern Data Architecture.

Informatica is excited about the new innovations Hortonworks is including in the Stinger.next project such as Hive transactions, Hive-Spark integration, and sub-second queries. The Informatica Big Data Edition helps our customers take advantage of these new innovations without having to rebuild their data pipelines for Big Data analytics.…