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Hortonworks Empowers Organizations to Maximize the Outcome of their Big Data Initiatives through improvements in security, governance, and operations. We are very pleased to announce that the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.5 is now generally available for download. As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDP 2.5 brings a […]

The neighborhood bank branch is on the way out and is being slowly phased out as the primary mode of customer interaction for Banks. Banks across the globe have increased their technology investments in strategic areas such as Analytics, Data & Mobile. The Bank of the future increasingly resembles a technology company. The Washington Post proclaimed in an […]

  Baker Hughes CEO Martin Craighead says: “If a typical deep water well is like going to the moon, then the Gulf of Mexico ultra-deep water frontier is like going to Mars.”* Safely performing these kinds of complex and high risk operations requires many people to collaborate, share information and make informed decisions quickly.  When […]

On October 1, 2016, the Hortonworks Certification Program is changing its structure: Our four current exams – HDPCD, HDPCD:Spark, HDPCD:Java and HDPCA – are being retired and replaced with a set of new exams. We are introducing three levels of certification: Associate: the new entry level into our certification program Professional: for experienced data professionals […]

ホートンワークスは、2016年9月9日(金)、日本最大の金融ITフェア「FIT 2016」(金融国際情報技術展)に出展します。 FIT 2016(金融国際情報技術展)について 名称: FIT2016 (Financial Information Technology 2016) 金融国際情報技術展 公式ページはこちら 主催: 日本金融通信社(ニッキン) 会場: 東京国際フォーラム(東京・有楽町)ホールE・ホールD5・ガラス棟:MAP 会期: 2016年9月8日(木) – 9月9日(金) 2日間開催 展示会: 10:00~18:00 入場無料: 金融機関(証券・保険・ノンバンクなども含む)及び、金融機関系列会社の方はご入場が自由です。それ以外の方は、入場券が必要となります。一般企業の方で入場券が必要な方は、ホートンワークス (info.japan@hortonworks.com) までご連絡ください。 ▼ 参加申し込み ▼ https://fit.smartseminar.jp/public/application/add/228#seminar1020 ホートンワークスジャパンのセッション 【第1部】保険業界におけるビッグデータ戦略の課題と解決策 〜最新事例から学ぶ〜 日時: 2016年9月9日 10:00 – 11:00 場所: ガラス棟5F GC会場(G-502号室) 概要: このセッションでは、保険業界で先行企業がどのようにビッグデータを活用しているか、事例を取り上げながら解説します。例えば、利用ベース自動車保険(UBI: Usage-Based Insurance)は世界的に普及が進んでおり、米国や英国などの先行市場に加えて、日本でも成長が見られます。しかしデータ量の増加と必要なデータの速度と多様性が既存のシステムとプロセスに負担をかける場合があります。また、損害査定時に、詐欺行為と有効な請求とを区別する必要がありますが、クレームメモやソーシャルメディア分析結果などの非構造化データを組み合わせる事で分析効率が向上すると言われています。先行企業でこのような問題をどのように解決しているかを紹介します。 【第2部】金融業界におけるビッグデータ戦略の課題と解決策 〜最新事例から学ぶ〜 時間: 2016年9月9日 11:15 – 12:15 場所: ガラス棟5F GC会場(G-502号室) 概要: […]

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 Top Articles from HCC Hive on Tez vs PySpark for weblogs parsing by:bmathew Synopsis Both Pig and Spark (PySpark) excel at iterative data processing against weblogs […]

Streaming analytics to create an accurate single buyer identity in real-time The 4th and final demo of the Data Hacks & Demos session, at Hadoop Summit San Jose, was done by Simon Ball and it showcased how Apache NiFi moved parallel streams of streaming data into Spark and then more analysis could be done by […]

Use IoT to get real-time feedback on customer preferences and respond to them During the 3rd demo of the Data Hacks & Demos session, at Hadoop Summit San Jose, it was audience participation time! Kay Lerch demonstrated how to interact with the audience, through specific twitter and SMS messages sent to a specific phone number, […]

Ram Venkatesh also contributed to this blog series  Why Apache Hadoop in the Cloud? Ten years ago, Hadoop, the elephant started the Big Data journey inside the firewall of a data center- the Apache Hadoop components were deployed on commodity servers inside a private data center. Now, the public cloud is another viable option for […]

Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) offers a combination Apache NiFI, Kafka and Storm. HDF 2.0 has significant architecture and enterprise productivity features to make it faster and easier to deploy, manage and analyze streaming data. In the next few weeks, we will go into more details, but for now, here are the three highlights to take note […]

Recent industry research by both Strategy Meets Action (SMA) and Novarica highlights analytics as the top priority for the insurance industry. Further, the Insurers’ 2016 Strategic Initiatives: Advancing Industry Transformation report by SMA identified customer engagement as another top priority for insurers. Success in the insurance industry depends on your company’s ability to quickly interact […]

This article is the second installment in a three part series that covers one of the most critical issues facing the financial industry –  Trade Surveillance. While the first (and previous) post discussed the global scope of the problem across multiple global jurisdictions –  this post will discuss a candidate Big Data & Cloud Computing Architecture that can help market participants […]

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 Implementing a real-time Hive Streaming example by:mjohnson The Hive Streaming API enables the near real-time data ingestion into Hive. This two part posting reviews some of […]

Apache NiFi to prioritize which images should be sent to Spark in the cloud for computer vision machine learning During the 2nd demo of the Data Hacks & Demos session, at Hadoop Summit San Jose, Simon Ball demonstrated how to take data received from the edge, and run facial recognition on a more powerful cloud […]

Match image to an identifier, correlate with data and initiate personalized, real time electronic convo with customer in store During the 1st demo of the Data Hacks & Demos session, at Hadoop Summit San Jose, Jeremy Dyer modelled the scenario of a customer walking into a store, where a retailer can find out who they […]