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The Hortonworks Blog

I’m just reaching the end of my first month at Hortonworks based in our London office.  Most of that time has been spent with our customers understanding their use cases, reading about trends and developments in data analytics or watching videos about everything from connected data platforms to modern data apps to the bits and bytes […]

The first post in this three part series brought to the fore critical strategic trends in the Wealth & Asset Management (WM) space – the most lucrative portion of Banking. This second post will describe an innovation framework for a forward looking WM institution.The final post will cover technology architecture and business strategy recommendations for WM CXO’s. Introduction: […]

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 […]

This blog focuses on moving streaming analytics outside the confines of the traditional data center. Moving streaming analytics closer to where data originates can be accomplished by leveraging an enterprise grade data movement application, married with an extremely lightweight streaming engine. This combination is being used by forward-looking organizations to solve usage cases in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

“If (wealth management advisors) continue to work the way you have been, you may not be in business in five years” – Industry leader Joe Duran, 2015 TD Ameritrade Wealth Advisor Conference. The wealth management segment is a potential high growth business for any financial institution. It is the highest customer touch segment of banking and is fostered on long term and extremely lucrative advisory relationships. […]

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 […]

I had the honor of being part of the amazing Hadoop Summit in April this year. WOW what a blast! For starters we had it in Dublin Ireland, and 1,400 of our closest friends joined us for a few days of fun, conversation and learning. The venue was amazing and there was no one in […]

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 […]

The IoAT and Big Data means big business It is now common knowledge that the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the data it brings can offer valuable business insights for the vast majority of industries. However, data analytics and the IoT are continuing to develop at an accelerated pace and, from this […]

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 […]

The Financial Services industry is undergoing a major transformation. Innovation in data technologies is driving growth of predictive analytics and data mining techniques that will dramatically change banking over the next few years. This is the second in a series of posts that will describe that transformation. The first can be found here. This second […]

by Tendu Yogurtcu, PhD – General Manager of Big Data, Syncsort This week, Hortonworks announced an exciting expansion of our long-standing partnership. Hortonworks will now resell Syncsort’s leading Hadoop data integration software, DMX-h for onboarding ETL processing in Hadoop. DMX-h will enable our joint customers to easily access and collect data from a diverse set […]