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The Hortonworks Blog

Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink These lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge also accurately describe the companies that are trying to transform themselves into a data driven company. These organizations have astronomical volumes of raw data at their disposal but how do they find that proverbial […]

“The world is one big data problem.”  Andrew McAfee, associate director of the Center for Digital Business at MIT Sloan One whole year of almost daily client meetings & discussions with industry leaders have helped me see crystallize my view of an important yet abstract idea into reality.  That is, Big Data capabilities or the lack of […]

Today we announced our Global Professional Services (GPS) program and new offerings to help enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms’ customers with the implementation, advisory and managed services. GPS program and new Hortonworks Services offerings are tailored to meet the expertise needs at any stage of data platform adoption journey and will help the enterprises to […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by industry experts from the industry. Here are just a few of the business focussed sessions, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. What is Data? And What Are You Doing? Speaker: Russell Foltz-Smith from RFS Productions  Abstract: We all talk about and do […]

June has got off to a great start – and not only because it seems like summer has arrived in London!  Yesterday, our team gathered in our International HQ a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station for a session with Mike Schiebel, our cyber security strategist, who is visiting from the west coast.  We have […]

We are proud to announce the technical preview of Spark-HBase Connector, developed by Hortonworks working with Bloomberg. The Spark-HBase connector leverages Data Source API (SPARK-3247) introduced in Spark-1.2.0.  It bridges the gap between the simple HBase Key Value store and complex relational SQL queries and enables users to perform complex data analytics on top of […]

According to Gartner Research, by 2020 the total number of connected cars will be nine times more than that of 2015. Additionally, 80% of all new vehicles will have data connectivity, 30% of connected-vehicles will have built-in, over-the-air software capabilities, and over one billion connected automotive subsystems will be shipped. With the exponential growth of […]

Business is having to adapt or die, and building data-aware compelling applications are key in this evolving market. Jim Walker – Vice President of Marketing, EverString lead the Modern Data Track session selection for Hadoop Summit San Jose. His committee focussed on submissions that showcased applications that derived business value and competitive advantage from large volumes of data. These set of […]

Welcome back to my blogging adventure.  I want to take a break today from walking through the cybersecurity architecture for an analytic based incident response process to step back and look at the big picture in applying a mature analytic lifecycle to a cybersecurity analytic platform.  I’ve had many conversations and read many articles recently […]

With the growing volumes of diverse data being stored in the Data Lake, any breach of this enterprise-wide data can be catastrophic, from privacy violations and regulatory infractions to corporate image and long-term shareholder value. Seshu Adunuthula – Head of Analytics Infrastructure, eBay acting as Track Chair for Governance and Security for Hadoop Summit San Jose has […]

The previous two posts have covered the business & strategic need for Wealth Management IT applications to reimagine themselves to support their clients. How is this to be accomplished and what does a candidate architectural design pattern look like? What are the key enterprise wide IT concerns? This third & final post (3/3) tackles these questions. […]

By 2020, it is estimated that more than 40 ZB of data will be generated annually. This “Big Data” is transforming every single industry. In this blog, I will talk about how Big Data is transforming Public Transportation, especially Rail Transportation. Big Data is transforming both the Plan phase and Operations phase of the Rail […]

Dinah Washington sang “what a difference a day makes” and having lived in London for a year this month, I’m feeling that multiplied by 365!  And what a year it has been…. I joined Hortonworks back in 2012 when the company was barely 8 months old and moved to be part of the International team […]

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: […]