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The Hortonworks Blog

This is the first of a three part series of the evolution of the Hortonworks and Microsoft relationship. Microsoft has led one tech industry revolution after another from the dawn of personal computing to the cloud. Hortonworks is defining a new generation of innovation and impact with its pioneering work in Big Data. You already […]

Hortonworks Big-Data Maturity Scorecard v2.0 The fourth Industrial revolution is here, and competing to succeed in the 4.0 ‘digital’ world entails making the right decisions based on data driven pointers, to successfully implement your strategy. As we work with the entire stack of Fortune 100 organizations, we often see companies—particularly those operating across business lines […]

Cloud Computing is one of the big three trends impacting IT architectures today.  What some may not realize is that an underlying connected data architecture is not only essential for cloud, but sits at the confluence of all three trends. Here’s why. The first big trend is IoT. According to BI Intelligence, we can now […]

In the US fast food industry, this is a common question when you order a burger.  ‘You want fries with that?’   It’s in the American psyche at this point, and has become common parlance. I was recently heard this exchange: ‘Hey, can I get a copy of your targeted promos report?’    ‘Sure!  You want […]

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We continue to see great activity and recommend the following assets from last week. Top Articles from HCC Supporting Custom Properties for Expression Language in Apache NiFi by:ydavis NiFi has previously supported the ability to refer to flow file attributes, system properties and environment […]

Introduction to Hortonworks DataFlow Learn about Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™)and how you can easily augment your existing data systems – Hadoop and otherwise.  Learn what Dataflow is all about and how Apache NiFi, MiNiFi, Kafka and Storm work together for streaming analytics. Join us:  Oct 6, 2016, 10 am PST Make Your Big Data Ecosystem Work […]

With the release of Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox several new exciting features have been added to Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin. Apache Spark Updates One of the most powerful new Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox features is the ability to run two versions of Spark alongside in the same environment: a Generally Available (GA) Spark 1.6.2 and a […]

How Hortonworks can help hotel industry capture value through Insights Aggregation and Predictive Analytics Big Data has transformed every industry including the hospitality vertical. Through customer analytics, targeted segmentation, and campaigning, hotels would like to focus on delivering personalized promotions, cross and up-selling travel services. Our objective is to address these challenges through an open-source […]

Show us what you can do! Here at Hortonworks, we’ve been showing people how fast and easy it is to use Hortonworks DataFlow, powered by Apache NiFi to easily, quickly and securely move data to where you need it. So we thought we’d test it out – and we are offering a speed test challenge! […]

My life as part of a high performance team Last week we released Hortonworks DataFlow HDF 2.0. It was a great 1 year anniversary present for me – a new release of the product I’ve been supporting since I joined Hortonworks a year ago. I’ve had the privilege of working with the most talented, quick-thinking, […]

Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) 2.0 is now available! HDF is powered by Apache NiFi 1.0.0, which recently underwent a major redesign. Whether you’re a current user or just now planning to try it out, this is exciting news. A lot of new feature content went into this release such as multi-tenancy and zero-master clustering. The purpose […]

Last week I had a unique opportunity to present to a group of C-level retail industry leaders. Here are five stories I heard that you might find interesting. These are leaders in Merchandising, Marketing, Infrastructure and IT in top European companies.  The common link was dinner and retail. I spoke briefly about my experience in retail and adoption of […]

Five key capabilities for IoT implementations IoT connected devices are turning up everywhere.  Every major communications carrier is offering its own IoT platform.  And hundreds of technology companies are offering capabilities for IoT use case implementation. But the crux of the matter is not what options there are, but how to make it all work together. […]

Enterprise Productivity and Integration of Apache NiFi, Kafka and Storm, together with Ambari and Ranger We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) Version 2.0 is now generally available for download!  As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDF 2.0 provides a new level of enterprise integration for data […]

Originally posted in HCC – Hortonworks Community Connection Prerequisites Download HDP Sandbox MySQL database (Should already be present in the sandbox) Nifi 0.6 or later ( Download and install a new version of NIFI or use Ambari to install NIFI in the sandbox) MySQL setup (Source Database) In this setup we will create a table in […]