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This is a guest blog post from Jerry Megaro, Merck’s Director of Innovation and Manufacturing Analytics. Jerry established the practice of Data Excellence and Data Sciences within the Merck Manufacturing Division and now leads initiatives to transform Merck Manufacturing into a data-driven organization that enhances the company’s performance across the supply chain.

Hortonworks experience working with top pharma manufacturers indicates an exciting opportunity to improve manufacturing performance by proactively managing process variability.…

As we approach Hadoop Summit in San Jose next week, the debate continues over where Hadoop really is on its adoption curve. George Leopold from Datanami was one of the first to beat the hornet’s nest with his article entitled Gartner: Hadoop Adoption ‘Fairly Anemic’. Matt Asay from TechRepublic and Virginia Backaitis from CMSWire volleyed back with Hadoop Numbers Suggest the Best is Yet to Come and Gartner’s Dismal Predictions for Hadoop Could Be Wrong, respectively.…

Today I am excited to announce that we have made a significant expansion of our operations in Australia in response to growing demand for open enterprise Hadoop in Australia and around the APAC region.

Focused on Sydney but with the ability to execute across Australia, this year we have hired several senior sales and technical staff drawn from industry-leading technology vendors. With this additional experience, we are better able to help customers regionally with their big data needs.…

Not a day passes without someone tweeting or re-tweeting a blog on the virtues of Apache Spark.

At a Memorial Day BBQ, an old friend proclaimed: “Spark is the new rub, just as Java was two decades ago. It’s a developers’ delight.”

Spark as a distributed data processing and computing platform offers much of what developers’ desire and delight—and much more. To the ETL application developer Spark offers expressive APIs for transforming data; to the data scientists it offers machine libraries, MLlib component; and to data analysts it offers SQL capabilities for inquiry.…

Today from TU-Automotive Detroit, we announced our partnership with HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.

Hortonworks and HARMAN are partnering to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner Research expects 25 billion installed devices by 2020. Together, Hortonworks and HARMAN will offer solutions to help automotive manufacturers gain valuable insights by analyzing real-time information based on data streaming from connected cars.…

Apache Spark provides a lot of valuable tools for data science. With our release of Apache Spark 1.3.1 Technical Preview, the powerful Data Frame API is available on HDP.

Data scientists use data exploration and visualization to help frame the question and fine tune the learning. Apache Zeppelin helps with this.

Based on the concept of an interpreter that can be bound to any language or data processing backend, Zeppelin is a web based notebook server.…

Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

The Apache Accumulo community has announced its 1.7.0 release. As community’s first major release of 2015, the release represents the culmination of a year of effort from many Accumulo committers and contributors. Apart from many notable changes enumerated below, Accumulo is now well integrated with Apache Ambari.

In this release, 43 different individuals fixed 691 JIRA issues, and we thank everyone who helped in any way to make this Apache Accumulo 1.7.0 a reality.…

Hadoop really is everywhere. In his recent post, “Going from Hadoop Adoption to Hadoop Everywhere” Shaun Connolly made this point and also quoted Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri:

Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises

Shaun mentioned these key trends in his post:

  • Hadoop is transforming every industry
  • Enterprises are building applications to make use of all kinds of data
  • Hadoop is ready for the enterprise

Earlier this month, we released Hortonworks’ first quarter earnings.…

In this guest blog, IDC Program Director for Retail Insights Greg Girard shares his insights how retailers employ big data and analytics to drive decision and action across myriad industries. 

Big data and analytics (BDA) have become top agenda items for a growing number of retail executives, and rightly so in the broader social and economic context of data-enabled decision and action. While “data-driven,” as a term, has been around for quite some time, the ability to act on insight has taken on new urgency.…

SQL is the most popular use case for the Hadoop user community, and Apache Hive is still the defacto standard. Early this week, the Apache Hive community released Apache Hive 1.2.0.

Already the third release this year, the Hive developer community continues to improve the release and grow its team, with 11 Hive contributors promoted to committers in the last three months. Dedicated to make Hive enterprise-ready, the community has made improvements in the following areas:

  • Additional SQL functionality
  • Security enhancements
  • Performance gains
  • Stability and usability
  • For the complete list of features, improvements, and bug fixes, see the release notes.…

    Bit Refinery is a Hortonworks Technical Partner and recently certified with HDP. Bit Refinery is a VMware© Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider featuring virtualization technology hosted within their fully redundant virtual data centers. Bit Refinery offers a hosted Hortonworks Sandbox providing an easy way to experience and learn Hadoop with ease. All the tutorials available from the Hortonworks Sandbox work just as if you were running a localized version of the Sandbox.…

    This is the third post in a series that explores the theme of enabling diverse workloads in YARN.  Our introductory post  to understand the context around all the new features for diverse workloads as part of YARN in HDP 2.2, and a related post on CPU scheduling.

    Introduction

    One of the core responsibilities of YARN is monitoring and limiting resource usage of application containers. When it comes to resource management there are two parts:

  • Resource allocation: Application containers should be allocated on nodes that have the required resources and
  • Enforcement and isolation of Resource usage: Containers should only be allowed to use the resources they get allocated on a NodeManager (NM).
  • TU-Automotive Detroit (formerly Telematics Detroit) is the premier industry show focused on connected car and telematics and Hortonworks is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the conference. We hope you can visit us at the show, to learn more about Hadoop for the connected car and infotainment in the vehicle.

    Register for TU-Automotive

    Hortonworks counts some of the world’s premier automakers among its subscribers, and at TU-Automotive Detroit, on Wednesday June 3, Hortonworks President Herb Cunitz will deliver a keynote presentation Leveraging Telematics Data in a Connected World that will discuss some common automotive use cases.…