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The Hortonworks Blog

Before we drill down into how Hortonworks partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to design and develop a platform to discover genomic links to cancer, let’s take a look at a few of cancer’s fundamental attributes. Cancer is both a complicated and complex disease.  Cancer is complicated because it is not actually a single disease, but rather the […]

A guest blog post from Scott Schlesinger, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP In July 2015, EY announced its EY Warranty Analytics service offering for the SAP HANA® platform. The service includes EY’s advanced analytics for use with SAP® technology to monitor warranty claims, with the goals of identifying fraudulent activity, reducing costs and improving quality. Automobile […]

Apache Hadoop® exists within a broader ecosystem of enterprise analytical packages. This includes ETL tools, ERP and CRM systems, enterprise data warehouses, data marts and others. Modern workloads flow from these various traditional analytical sources into Hadoop and then often back out again. What dataset came from which system, when and how did it change over […]

  At Hortonworks, we work with hundreds of enterprises to ensure they get the most out of Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform. A critical part of making that possible is ensuring operators can quickly identify the root cause if something goes wrong. A few weeks ago, we presented our vision for Streamlining Apache […]

After years of experience with the entire Hadoop stack, Hortonworks solutions engineer Paul Hargis became interested in the math and statistics behind machine learning. He has since morphed into a Big Data Architect Extraordinaire and Spark Subject Matter Expert. In a recent interview, Paul shared his background and unique insights around Hadoop, Spark and Machine […]

We are busy preparing for Hadoop Summit San Jose, it is going to be an amazing event, but I wanted to pauseand thank a special group of people that make Hadoop Summit the premier event to learn about the technologies and business drivers that are transforming big data. All sessions are by pragmatists and experts in […]

Guest Blog by: T.J. Glazier, Accenture Senior Manager & Master Technology Architect Global Program Lead, Accenture Big Data Academy Accenture launched the Big Data Academy in 2012 to provide world-class big data and advanced analytics capabilities to its clients. Accenture’s global breadth and scale, operating in more than 120 countries with greater than 373,000 employees […]

Apache Hadoop has emerged as a rising star in open source technology since it not only disrupts the economics of big data and analytics, it also empowers enterprises to solve many of the growing problems associated with managing massive datasets. Of course, public cloud adoption has continued to accelerate. Forrester’s most recent report illustrates that […]

Introduction Confluent is pleased to announce the inaugural Kafka Summit 2016 to be held in San Francisco on April 26. The inaugural Kafka Summit is a full day conference that brings together the Apache Kafka community. At Hortonworks, since we are committed to delivering data-in-motion and data-at-rest completely in the open, we continue to introduce […]

Are you heading to HBaseCon this year on May 24? This year HBaseCon just had too much great content to fit it all into one day, and thanks to the kind sponsorship of Salesforce we’re happy to announce that PhoenixCon, the first ever Apache Phoenix user conference will be held on the next day, May […]

Blog post by Cindy Maike, General Manager-Insurance, Hortonworks and Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Insurance, Saama Technologies. Data and analytics create a compelling competitive advantage for insurance organizations regardless of their size. Unfortunately, for many insurers, data is a ‘depreciating asset’ resulting in zero value if not properly managed. According to the Strategy Meets Action 2016 Insurance […]

In Part 3 of the Apache Metron announcement series, Apache Metron Tech Preview 1 – Come and Get it! , we outlined Apache Metron 0.1 release’s new features and enhancements. Then we demonstrated how to deploy on a single node VM using vagrant and a cloud-based install for a complete 10 node Metron cluster using […]

To compete in the age of IoAT, organizations are tapping into data sources from a network of physical objects to design new customer experiences. The companies that are furthest along are removing operational inefficiencies from their internal processes. They are using self learning algorithms and dynamic model deployment for predictive maintenance to accelerate success in […]

Please join Hortonworks for the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase event on 27 April in Paris, France. The showcase will be all about Connected Data Platforms for Connected Cars and will run from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, hosted by Grant Bodley, GM Global Automotive & Manufacturing Solutions at Hortonworks. You can register here. Be sure to visit Hortonworks […]

Introduction The community recently announced the release of Apache Storm 1.0.0 Stable. This is a significant release that delivers several features that pertain to enterprise readiness, operational simplicity and ease of use by dramatically enhancing areas around performance, scalability, debug-abilty and manageability. Highlights Here are some of the highlights of features introduced in Storm 1.0 […]