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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

In the era of consumer-centric “agile” supply chain strategies, manufacturers are forced to act more like retailers in terms of how they capture, analyze and use consumer data. This gives visibility to internal and external supply chain partners on how products are made, sold and used. But that visibility demands more data from more points across […]

One of the fastest ways for customers to realize the benefit of Hadoop technology is by using it to solve relevant business challenges especially as they pertain to improving outcomes in their industry. Customers can accelerate their journey and obtain greater ROI by leveraging solutions and/or services that address challenges unique to their business. For […]

The modern enterprise requires a comprehensive end-to-end data management solution capable of leveraging advanced machine learning to identify and manage risk; as well as a repository capable of capturing and processing the data necessary to support this solution. Now more than ever, organizations are subject to privacy and data security laws and complying with these […]

Our guest blogger today is Nyla Beth Gawel, Manager of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Internet of Things Practice. Booz Allen Hamilton, one of our strategic System Integrators, describes how they help customers with their IoT analytics using Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), powered by Apache NiFi. Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off in forms ranging from […]

Avec l’emergence du big data set venu le besoin pour une data plateforme dans l’entrerprise. Apache Hadoop s’est impose comme un des elements centraux de cette plateforme et mène une data revolution au sein des entreprises . Rejoignez nous pour un webinar autour de cette technology sur Microsoft Azure, comment elle se positionne dans l’entreprise […]

Our guest blogger is Bob Taylor, Alliances Director at Concurrent, a Hortonworks Technology Partner. In this blog, Bob describes three factors that helped in the success of HomeAway in their big data initiative and are applicable to all projects. HomeAway is a customer of Hortonworks and Concurrent. HomeAway is a great example of an organization that […]

Earning the prestigious Teradata EPIC award is no easy feat. Partners who would like to have a shot at winning the top recognition need to demonstrate how their solution provides a unified, high-performance big data analytics system for an enterprise and show measurable return on investment. After receiving Teradata’s EPIC award recognition for Big Data […]

Apache Spark’s momentum continues to grow and throughout 2015 we saw customers across all industries get real value from using it with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Examples include: Insurance Optimize their claims reimbursements process by using Spark’s machine learning capabilities to process and analyze all claims. Healthcare Build a Patient Care System using Spark […]

When you count on your Hadoop environment to power business-critical applications, you can’t afford to let problems get in the way of performance. By getting ahead of issues before they lead to cluster degradation or downtime, you can deliver the Big Data insights your business relies on with the speed and reliability competitive markets demand. […]

We are very excited to announce that Grant Bodley will speak about Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and the Connected Car at this year’s West Coast Automotive Data Event on Wednesday October 27th in San Diego. Telematics West Coast is the premier event that explores and develops new ideas and business practices opening up […]

Hackathons, Hackfest, and Codefests have an initial air of invincibility. They challenge participants, even veterans—not if the attendees work together or if the community collaborates and innovates together. That air of invincibility quickly dissipates. Last Saturday, because of such camaraderie and collaboration, a harmony of innovative ideas flourished and came to fruition at an Ambari […]

Geospatial data is pervasive—in mobile devices, sensors, logs, and wearables. This data’s spatial context is an important variable in many predictive analytics applications. To benefit from spatial context in a predictive analytics application, we need to be able to parse geospatial datasets at scale, join them with target datasets that contain point in space information, […]