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The Hortonworks Blog

Last year Hadoop celebrated it’s tenth birthday, young in the land of data technologies. But the growth in popularity of Apache Hadoop is not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, results from the 2016 Big Data Maturity Survey indicates 97% of respondents plan to do more big data initiatives in the next 3 months. The […]

The NRF Big Show is here and it’s no surprise that retail data analytics are a hot topic. It’s an exciting time for retailers as we continue to discover the power of data to improve our ability to personalize the customer experience, drive brand loyalty and increase sales. Two key trends are emerging – retailers […]

As we kick off the new year I wanted to thank our customers, partners, Apache community members, and of course the amazing Hortonworks team, for an amazing 2016. Let’s take a step back and look at some of the Hortonworks highlights from last year… IN THE ECOSYSTEM there was tremendous acceleration. At the beginning of […]

Bob Glithero Analytics Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal Over the last five years, mobile network operators (MNOs) realized 15% lower compound revenue growth on average than other types of communication service providers. With few exceptions, MNOs globally have seen a long-term decline in average revenue per user (ARPU). To reinvigorate growth, innovative MNOs are searching for […]

As the hectic holiday season nears, we’re all looking for way to have a little more time for friends and family, to enjoy the season and perhaps slow down a little. But as many of us know, business doesn’t always wait. And for some, it’s one of the busiest times of year. Wouldn’t it be […]

Apache Spark has ignited an explosion of data exploration on very large data sets. Spark played a big role in making general purpose distributed compute accessible. Anyone with some level of skill in Python, Scala, Java, and now R, can just sit down and start exploring data at scale. It also democratized Data Science by […]

We recently concluded our highly attended How to Get Started with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS Webinars. Thank you Jeff Sposetti and Sean Roberts for hosting the sessions. The webinars provided a very informative overview about the offering and included a detailed demonstration to show how the product works. Some greats questions came across during […]

The first post in this series (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/) discussed the emergence of the Open Bank Standard Working Group (OBWG) in the United Kingdom. The goal of this standard is to encourage the open and secure sharing of banking data among providers – via open APIs-  thus providing more banking service choices for consumers.   Open Banking Standard will spur […]

We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDFTM) Version 2.1 is now generally available. You can download the latest version here!   HDF 2.1 (powered by  Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm) brings enterprise readiness, platform stability and ease of use to the next level. Apache NiFi for dynamic, configurable data pipelines, through […]

We opened our Budapest office back in April 2014 and since then, we’ve had new Hortonworkers join every month.  Home to our Cloudbreak, Ambari and Sustaining engineering teams, we have 43 people based in the office with more scheduled to join early 2017.  Over the last week, I’ve been fortunate to spend time with various […]

Wow, I really can’t believe it has only been one year since we launched Hortonworks Community Connection — HCC. What started as a project to make communication between our technical teams more transparent has blossomed into a fantastic and engaging website. Here are just some of the interesting numbers: There are now over 40,000 assets […]

It is that time of year again, right before Christmas in Las Vegas, where nearly 30,000 technologists gather to see the latest in innovation around the Cloud. Hortonworks is honored to participate as an exhibitor for the first time. If you are in Vegas this week for the AWS re:Invent, please stop by our booth #2732 […]

Originally posted in HCC 1. Introduction NiFi is a powerful and easy to use technology to build dataflows from diverse sources to diverse targets while transforming and dynamically routing in between. NiFi is packaged in HDF 2.0 which (in addition to bundling Kafka and Storm for a complete data movement platform) pushes NiFi to enterprise […]

This guest blog comes from Attivio, a certified Hortonworks Partner with the Governance Ready Badge, indicating that the Attivio Platform is recognized by Hortonworks as an application that integrates with Atlas APIs to access and create business taxonomical metadata like data lineage and tags. Here, Joe Lichtman, VP of Product Management at Attivio shares the […]

Earlier this year, we started making Technical Previews of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS available. The feedback and response has been incredible, and over the past few months, we performed many Technical Preview refreshes. Now we are ready to make it official and release the product into AWS Marketplace. Therefore, we are excited to announce […]