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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     |   Slideshare   |  Blog with Q&A […]

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 […]

Expanding the Data In Motion Ecosystem of Hortonworks DataFlow The Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) ecosystem continues to accelerate, with 170+ connectors to different systems that support wide-scale dataflows. To further expand the HDF ecosystem, Hortonworks’ Partnerworks program now includes a new HDF Product Integration Certification program designed to simplify integrations of HDF into a company’s IT […]

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 Apache NiFi 1.0.0 – Zero-Master Clustering by:mpayne One of the most highly anticipated features of Apache NiFi 1.0.0 is the introduction of Zero-Master Clustering. Read more… […]

Originally posted in HCC. Ambari Views Server is the Standalone Ambari Server used for hosting Views and Ambari Server is the Operational Ambari Server which manages a Hadoop Cluster Before Ambari 2.4, when Ambari Views Servers are setup, the only way to configure views was to use ‘Custom Configuration’. In this method details had to […]