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The Hortonworks Blog

FireKing offers best-in-class security products for asset protection in retail, commercial, and home office environments. With Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®), FireKing now analyzes its operational data to accurately measure the productivity of service technicians, allowing the field service organization to deliver improved customer service while also reducing the costs of servicing safes, cash-management systems, and […]

Santa will be busy this year. On December 24th he’s scheduled to deliver presents to billions of children globally. Buddy and the Keeblers will be working overtime to meet the demand, and Santa has called in temp work from Legolas and Dobby. There’s little doubt that Santa is a master of lean manufacturing, but there’s […]

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd release of Hortonworks DataFlow is now available. Hortonworks DataFlow is a data-source agnostic, real time data collection and dataflow management platform designed to meet the practical challenges of collecting and moving data securely and efficiently. HDF 1.1 builds on the strength of the initial GA version of […]

In September, Hortonworks partnered with ManTech and B23 to foster a vibrant open community to accelerate the development of OpenSOC. In December we additionally partnered with Rackspace Managed Security and submitted OpenSOC to the Apache Incubator as a podling under the name of Apache Metron. A decision to rename the project was made to represent […]

An interesting and atypical thing is happening in Healthcare. Leading data driven organizations are not simply looking to share their Hadoop experiences, successes, use cases, and best practices … but more than ever before, they are embracing the opportunity to share their experiences outside their organizations, in a style that resembles the open source community […]

It’s our pleasure to host Ryan Peterson, Chief Solution Strategist at EMC, as a guest blogger to expand upon another great step in our partnership to deliver compelling customer solutions through joint engineering efforts.  Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan. Object storage isn’t a new concept and EMC’s been innovating around it since the beginning. Take our Centera […]

Posted in partnership with Paige Schaefer, Product Marketing at Trifacta. The insurance industry is wrestling with the tremendous growth of data sources at its disposal. Traditional ETL processes are expensive, time-consuming, and complicated by the variety of data structures and formats. In contrast, Hadoop platforms provide a clean, safe, and manageable format for data wrangling, the […]

Deploying a lock-in free data platform is critical for an enterprise. By this, we mean using a non-proprietary code and implementing interoperability to eliminate the risk of being dependent on a single vendor for your current or future needs. Over two thirds of respondents to our survey agree that maintaining freedom of choice was a […]

We are in the midst of the third industrial revolution, driven by IoT and Big Data analytics. This is a fundamental blurring of boundaries between the physical and digital worlds, which has resulted in disruptive new business models. Register now for the Webinar on Thursday, December 10th , at 11:00am PST, with guest speakers Frank […]

Customers who are dealing with massive growth of large unstructured data sources need to evaluate their storage architecture for scalability, flexibility and ease of management. In a recent study, performed by the Enterprise Strategy Group, IT decision makers were asked to identify their biggest storage challenges. In addition to rapid data growth rate, they also […]

As the US nears its holiday of giving thanks, Hortonworks is reflecting on open and all the bounty it brings. Hortonworks philosophy has always been predicated on an open approach. Open innovation, open community, open development, open delivery…a fully open source business. Why open? Because real innovation happens not in isolation but in collaboration where […]

Our business in Europe continues to expand and I’m excited to share this guest blog post from Geoff Cleaves, Business Intelligence Manager at Billy Mobile a new Hortonworks customer based in Barcelona, Spain. This week at Billy Mobile we are migrating our core technology stack onto HDP 2.3 and boy are we looking forward to […]

As General Manager for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, I hear our customers tell real-world stories about how Open Enterprise Hadoop is transforming their businesses. Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow, integrated with other technologies, give insurers analytical advantages that they can use to break away from the pack. But that success depends on their ability […]

“It’s all about Hortonworks company vision, 100% open source and enterprise support.” Source: TechValidate TVID 8A7-EFF-21C Hortonworks’ customer experience survey shows that our community innovation strategy is validated by our customers, with more than two-thirds of those who responded to the survey said they value community innovation Hortonworks has been dedicated to 100% open community […]

Naturally, you wouldn’t refuse to collect $1,000 you’d already earned, would you? Then ask yourself, is your organization taking the opportunity to profit from its own accumulated Big Data? If you haven’t started leveraging your customer-facing, transactional, or operational data, now is an excellent time to start. The world of business has never been more […]