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The Hortonworks Blog

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span across Apache Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark, […]

Guest blogger David Hill, Business Development Director at Open Energi, explains the challenges of building a virtual power station, and why data is the fuel. Follow Open Energi on @openenergi Open Energi is working with businesses in the UK to harness the flexible energy demand from their equipment and aggregating it to create a virtual […]

Today’s guest blogger is from Hortonworks Technology Partner, WANdisco. Peter Scott, SVP of Business Development and OEM Sales at WANdisco, talks about how to easily migrate from one Hadoop distribution to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Migration between Hadoop versions and distributions can be difficult, often causing extended downtime and disruption, unless you use the right […]

Our guest blogger today comes from our partner Talend, who has been working with us for many years to help organizations transition from data chaos to a modern data architecture. In this blog, Talend’s Ashley Stirrup, CMO, talks about a helping organizations to support a dynamic data supply chain. In order to remain viable in […]

Are you still learning about the Data Lake? Wondering how it can help your organization manage and leverage massive amounts of data? On September 8th, VHA, the largest member-owned health care company delivering supply chain management services and clinical services to its members, will share their experience and explain how they simplified data management and […]

This blog is jointly submitted by Alexander Gray, Ph.D., is chief technology officer, Skytree, a Hortonworks Technology Partner, and Eric Thorsen, general manager, consumer products and retail, Hortonworks. As consumers increasingly reveal their shopping habits online, retailers can access social media, purchase history, consumer demand and market trends to better understand their customers, maximize spending […]

Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program by creating hands-on, performance-based exams. Our new exams consist of tasks that candidates perform on a live HDP cluster. We are the first Hadoop provider to exclusively offer hands-on certification exams! The goal is to distinguish our exams from multiple-choice certifications. This will provide a measure of skills recognized […]

Today, Tech Mahindra announced that their in-house developed analytics platform Tech Mahindra Analytics Platform (TAP) has joined the family of Hortonworks certified partners and products. As part of Hortonworks’ continued focus on the expansion of the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem, Tech Mahindra recently completed extensive certification testing on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Not only is […]

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. Learn how the leading Fortune 100 Manufacturers are using Hadoop to accelerate innovation and transform business models. Attend The Event I am the GM for Manufacturing Solutions at Hortonworks, and tomorrow August 26th I have […]

In my last blog post, I told you how excited I am about the huge opportunity ahead for us at Hortonworks. In addition to continued innovation in HDP, there is a huge opportunity for the industry being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). I think it’s broader than the Internet of Things, and is […]

Today, Ernst & Young LLP announced today a strategic business relationship with Hortonworks, Inc.® to provide new data management offerings that leverage and extend Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) together with EY’s data and information management services. EY has been building expertise and solutions around Hadoop to help data driven organizations leverage newly available data (structured and unstructured) […]

In this Hortonworks’ partner guest blog, Jorik Blaas, chief technical officer at SynerScope, explores a use case in a new class of exploratory analytics, using Apache Spark on YARN, HDP and SynerScope. Preliminaries SynerScope is a pioneering developer of fast, sense-making Big Data Analytics technology. Focusing on human-in-the-loop analytics, we excel at combining heterogeneous data […]

In this Hortonworks’ partner guest blog, Abhimanyu Aditya, Senior Product Manager and co-founder at Skytree, explains how Skytree APIs solve challenges facing data engineers, simplifies data preparation and data transformation, using Apache Spark on YARN with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Challenges Facing Data Engineers and Data Scientists Machine learning as a technology can be challenging. […]

Everyday more and more new devices—smartphones, sensors, wearables, tablets, home appliances—connect together by joining the “Internet of Things.” Cisco predicts that by 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to Internet of Things. Naturally, they all will emit streams of data, in short intervals. Obviously, these data streams will have to be stored, will […]

It’s been 20 years since I was “the new Guy.” Hello friends and colleagues. I wanted share some thoughts after my first 90 days at Hortonworks. It’s been a thrill ride to say the least, there is all of the normal new guy / first impression stuff – and for those of you who know […]