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LOOK Innovative is a new consulting partner of Hortonworks specializing in business applications of Hadoop for retail vertical market.

LOOK Innovative concentrates on delivering the complete Omni-Channel digital experience to retailers, which is the evolution of multi-channel retailing. Omni-Channel is a seamless approach for the consumer through all available shopping channels, including mobile internet devices, computers, bricks-and-mortar, television, radio, direct mail, catalog and so on. It means that consumers make buying decisions based on information from many sources and may purchase through any of those sources – they might research online but buy at the local store and may research at the store but buy online.…

One of the key concerns in the financial industry today is the alarming increase in fraudulent activities.  It is estimated that over $12 billion is spent on fraud detection and prevention and that number is projected to increase significantly over the next few years. Customer data gets compromised and this leads to a decreased level of customer satisfaction and retention, which results in revenue declines for financial organizations.

Join Hortonworks, Skytree and Forrester Research for a Webinar on April 15, 8am PST/11am EST

As financial institutions continue to embrace the adoption of big data infrastructures like the Hortonworks Data Platform based on Hadoop, there is a wealth of information collected that can help with more sophisticated fraud detection. …

There is no doubt that enterprises recognize how Big Data is crucial to monetizing their business.  The information contained in the volumes of data collected can offer key insights into product, customer and competitive trends.  There are a variety of sophisticated tools for Big Data analytics and processing but most big data implementations are based on rudimentary technologies like FTP based scripts for data collection and distribution.

Although FTP is a widely used protocol, there is an inherent lack of reliability in this approach.  …

Compuware is a Hortonworks Technology Partner and this week announced the availability of the newest release of APM for Big Data.  This release provides enhanced support for Hadoop 2.0 and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0

Compuware’s APM for Big Data now provides greater visibility into Hadoop job details with out-of-the-box dashboards that require no configuration. The graphical dashboards expand insight and ease of analyzing Hadoop deployments.  With the Hadoop focused dashboards, customers can get information about any Hadoop cluster and summarized overviews of cluster utilization across users, jobs, pools, queues and more.…

Actuate is a Hortonworks Technology Partner and founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of Actuate’s commercial offerings. Applications built with BIRT and BIRT iHub deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined. 

The deployment of Big Data architectures has become more prevalent as organizations realize the power of what Big Data can bring to their businesses and to their profitability. …

With the growing number of large-scale enterprise deployments of big data, certain limitations have become more apparent bringing to light some weaknesses in this first phase of analytics infrastructures.  Hadoop, clearly a very valuable tool for the collection of unstructured data, poses some challenges that need to be overcome for wide spread successful enterprise adoption.

In our upcoming webinar on Tuesday Feb 19 at 10 am PT, we will address these issues and highlight how to solve them using Hortonworks Data Platform and our partner Actian.…

Xplenty is a Hortonworks Technology Partner offering Hadoop as a service. We invited Yaniv Mor, Co-founder and CEO of Xplenty to be our guest blogger today sharing his views on HDP and Hadoop. 

We founded Xplenty to make Apache Hadoop easier. A lot easier. We believe Hadoop’s big data revolution should be available for companies of all sizes and intuitive for everyone to use. Whether it’s designing data­flows, setting up clusters, or managing and monitoring them, our platform as a service makes it happen, code­free.…

This guest blog post is from Syncsort, a Hortonworks Technology Partner and certified on HDP 2.0, by Keith Kohl, Director, Product Management, Syncsort (@keithkohl)

Several years ago, Syncsort set on a journey to contribute to the Apache Hadoop projects to open and extend Hadoop, and specifically the MapReduce processing framework.  One of the contributions was to open the sort – both map side sort and reduce side – and to make it pluggable. …

There is a lot of information available on the benefits of Apache YARN but how do you get started building applications? On December 18 at 9am Pacific Time, Hortonworks will host a webinar and go over just that:  what independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers need to do to take the first steps towards developing applications or integrating existing applications on YARN.

Register for the webinar here.

Why YARN?

As Hadoop gains momentum it’s important to recognize the benefits to customers and the competitive advantage software vendors will have if their application is integrated with YARN like elasticity, reliability and efficiency.…

With businesses demanding faster and easier access to information in order to make reliable and smart decisions, in-memory processing is an emerging technology that is gaining the attention of businesses of all sizes and across industries. Kognitio, a Hortonworks Technology Partner, uses an in-memory technology solution to provide scalable compute power for rapid execution of complex analytical queries.

Join us for the webinar on December 10 at 10am PT / 1pm ET “The Modern Data Architecture: In-Memory and Hadoop – The New BI”

What is In-Memory Processing?

Hortonworks customers can now enhance their Hadoop applications with Elasticsearch real-time data exploration, analytics, logging and search features, all designed to help businesses ask better questions, get clearer answers and better analyze their business metrics in real-time.

Hortonworks Data Platform and Elasticsearch make for a powerful combination of technologies that are extremely useful to anyone handling large volumes of data on a day-to-day basis. With the ability of YARN to support multiple workloads, customers with current investments in flexible batch processing can also add real-time search applications from Elasticsearch.…

Join Hortonworks and Pactera for a Webinar on Unlocking Big Data’s Potential in Financial Services Thursday, November 21st at 12:00 EST.

Have you ever had your debit or credit card declined for seemingly no reason? Turns out, the rejections are not so random. Banks are increasingly turning to analytics to predict and prevent fraud in real-time. That can sometimes be an inconvenience for customers who are traveling or making large purchases, but it’s necessary inconvenience today in order for banks to reduce billions in losses due to fraud.…

Designed for senior IT executives, IT architects, technology planners, and business technologists, Knowledgent’s three-day facilitated Big Data Immersion workshop recently held in New York City, provided participants with an intensive deep dive answering the big data questions:

  • Why Big Data? What are the issues that brought it all about?
  • Demystifying Big Data: How can Hadoop help with big data issues?
  • Implementation: How do I operationalize big data? How is big data analytics different?

Syncsort, a technology partner with Hortonworks, helps organizations propel Hadoop projects with a tool that makes it easy to “Collect, Process and Distribute” data with Hadoop. This process, often called ETL (Exchange, Transform, Load), is one of the key drivers for Hadoop initiatives; but why is this technology a key enabler of Hadoop? To find out the answer we talked with Syncsort’s Director Of Strategy, Steve Totman, a 15 year veteran of data integration and warehousing, provided his perspective on Data Warehouse Staging Areas.…

Think Big Analytics, a Hortonworks systems integration partner has been helping customers navigate the complex world of Hadoop successfully for the past three years.  Over the years they have seen it all and have developed one of the most mature Hadoop implementation methodologies known.  Recently, we asked Ron Bodkin, Founder and CEO of Think Big Analytics to share some insight.…

What are the “Must-Dos” Before Starting a Big Data Project?

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