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Posts categorized by : Business Value of Hadoop

Hadoop really is everywhere. In his recent post, “Going from Hadoop Adoption to Hadoop Everywhere” Shaun Connolly made this point and also quoted Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri:

Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises

Shaun mentioned these key trends in his post:

  • Hadoop is transforming every industry
  • Enterprises are building applications to make use of all kinds of data
  • Hadoop is ready for the enterprise

Earlier this month, we released Hortonworks’ first quarter earnings.…

In this guest blog, IDC Program Director for Retail Insights Greg Girard shares his insights how retailers employ big data and analytics to drive decision and action across myriad industries. 

Big data and analytics (BDA) have become top agenda items for a growing number of retail executives, and rightly so in the broader social and economic context of data-enabled decision and action. While “data-driven,” as a term, has been around for quite some time, the ability to act on insight has taken on new urgency.…

Bit Refinery is a Hortonworks Technical Partner and recently certified with HDP. Bit Refinery is a VMware© Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider featuring virtualization technology hosted within their fully redundant virtual data centers. Bit Refinery offers a hosted Hortonworks Sandbox providing an easy way to experience and learn Hadoop with ease. All the tutorials available from the Hortonworks Sandbox work just as if you were running a localized version of the Sandbox.…

All segments of the oil and gas industry are adopting Hadoop, from exploration through to drilling, production, transportation, refining, and retail.

The Hortonworks Oil and Gas team will be demonstrating some of the Hadoop-based advanced analytics applications for the upstream oil and gas industry at PNEC Houston (the International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information, and Data Management) running from May 19-21.

A Transformation in O&G

On a daily basis, the geological and geophysical discipline in upstream oil and gas must deal with a significant number of disparate datasets.…

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love telling the story of of the transformative nature of Apache Hadoop along with the increasing pervasiveness of enterprise Hadoop driven through a vibrant ecosystem.…

Next week, in Las Vegas, thousands of attendees will join Informatica World to explore just how far data can take them. Many companies already rely on massive volumes of internal and external data to create new insights and build innovative and profitable business models. Where are you on your journey?

To learn more about how Hortonworks and Informatica partner to optimize the entire big data supply chain on Hadoop and can help you turn data into actionable information to drive business value, join the following sessions:

  • On Tuesday, May 12, during the Big Data Ready Summit, John Kreisa, VP Strategic Marketing at Hortonworks, will be part of the Succeeding with Big Data and Avoiding the Pitfalls panel.

The connected and collected vehicle data, emitted through embedded smart sensors, are transforming the automotive industry. Is this hype or reality?

To discuss the reality of this transformation, to tackle management of streams of data from connected cars, and to share new data architectures that process, manage and analyze volumes of data, automakers and key industry innovators will gather in Berlin for Telematics Berlin 2015 on May 11-12th.

Data Deluge

Because legacy architectures have limited capacity to store streams of unstructured and varied data at petabyte scale, lack the ability to analyze data in real-time and offer value and insights, automakers are looking to next generation data platforms.…

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. The insurance industry uses Hadoop to better leverage unstructured information to strengthen subrogation opportunities, stop fraud and minimize claims leakage. This requires new capabilities for data discovery.

Cindy Maike is the GM for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, and next week she will be a panelist at the inaugural Analytics for Insurance Canada event on the usage of analytics in claims at the Analytics for Insurance Canada 2015.…

Guest writer Kristian Kimbro Rickard, Founder & CEO of Microsoft Silver Competency Cloud Partner MAX451, contributed to this post describing her experience working with Microsoft and Hortonworks to implement an end-to-end business analytics solution for retailer Pier 1 Imports. Embracing a culture of innovation, Pier 1 Imports learned hands-on as first-wave early adopters of Azure Machine Learning, Azure HDInsight and Power BI.

When first engaging with Pier 1 Imports, we at MAX451 were pleasantly surprised to observe their team members were aligned across departments and focused on a common, shared vision: to offer a special shopping experience, whether in store or online.…

This week we are participating in the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. Microsoft Ignite focuses on all Microsoft technologies and professionals and we are excited to demonstrate all of the ways we’ve been working with Microsoft to Do Hadoop together. As a long time Microsoft partner we are glad to be participating in this event for the 3rd year in a row showing of a history of joint engineering and commitment to the Microsoft platforms and users.…

It’s going to be a big week at EMC World! We’ll be exhibiting at the event and there are a number of opportunities to meet with us and hear about the partnership between EMC and Hortonworks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Booth

Hortonworks will be in booth #132, right next to the EMC Open@EMC booth. We’d love to meet with you to discuss how EMC Isilon and the Hortonworks Data Platform deliver a Modern Data Architecture.…

In today’s healthcare industry, shifting reimbursement models and increasing costs for supplies and labor come at the same time as mandates to improve care delivery while lowering costs. Improved healthcare outcomes should usually come at a higher cost, but more and better data can drive insights and efficiencies that help with both of those opposing pressures—helping care providers create new ways to both practice medicine and do business.

In her blog post entitled “Top 5 Health Care Trends to Watch in 2015,” Susan DeVore described this year’s top healthcare challenges and how the industry is addressing them.…

Having just returned from our Hadoop Summit Europe event, I was struck by the number of sessions that involved large scale businesses outlining the impact of their advanced analytic applications (built on Hadoop) and how those analytics are empowering better business decisions.

The story of business value is significant. Session after session, representatives from various industries talked about how their modern data architectures with Hadoop led to increased agility, new innovative customer experiences, and lower cost structures.…

On April 30, learn from experts at Hortonworks, Cisco, and Red Hat about accelerating the implementation of a scalable, cost-efficient and robust Big Data solution. Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll hear from our speakers:

  • Ali Bajawa, Senior Partner Solution Engineer, Hortonworks
  • Ron Graham, System Engineer for Big Data Analytics, Cisco
  • Irshad Raihan, Senior Principal, Big Data Product Marketing, Red Hat

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1. What should a company consider when looking for a big data solution?…

Waterline Data is a Hortonworks Technology Partner and recently earned HDP Certification and YARN Ready with their solution that automates the inventory of data assets in the data lake, enables data governance, and provides self-service to data engineers and data scientists to find and understand their data. Learn more by joining the upcoming webinar on May 6, download the Sandbox tutorial or joint whitepaper. Our guest blogger is Oliver Claude, CMO at Waterline Data.…