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The Hortonworks Blog

How Hortonworks can help hotel industry capture value through Insights Aggregation and Predictive Analytics Big Data has transformed every industry including the hospitality vertical. Through customer analytics, targeted segmentation, and campaigning, hotels would like to focus on delivering personalized promotions, cross and up-selling travel services. Our objective is to address these challenges through an open-source […]

My life as part of a high performance team Last week we released Hortonworks DataFlow HDF 2.0. It was a great 1 year anniversary present for me – a new release of the product I’ve been supporting since I joined Hortonworks a year ago. I’ve had the privilege of working with the most talented, quick-thinking, […]

Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) 2.0 is now available! HDF is powered by Apache NiFi 1.0.0, which recently underwent a major redesign. Whether you’re a current user or just now planning to try it out, this is exciting news. A lot of new feature content went into this release such as multi-tenancy and zero-master clustering. The purpose […]

Last week I had a unique opportunity to present to a group of C-level retail industry leaders. Here are five stories I heard that you might find interesting. These are leaders in Merchandising, Marketing, Infrastructure and IT in top European companies.  The common link was dinner and retail. I spoke briefly about my experience in retail and adoption of […]

Hadoop for Health Insurance: The future of the healthcare industry rests in the promise of collecting, analyzing and taking action on the output of larger amounts of information. Through the advancements in big data, machine learning and advanced analytics, healthcare organizations can leverage and manipulate data to improve overall member health, reduce costs, improve quality […]

This guest blog post is from our partner Attunity who is a leading provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Carole Gunst, Director of Marketing at Attunity, outlines our partnership and three opportunities to help customers learn […]

As enterprises around the world bring more of their sensitive data into Hadoop data lakes, balancing the need for democratization of access to data without sacrificing strong security principles becomes paramount. According to a recent research report by Securosis, “Hadoop has (mostly) reached security parity with the relational platforms of old, and that’s saying a […]

A lot has been said about Data Lakes over the past five years. The call to action from our industry to customers was to take all your data-at-rest in databases and warehouses, and add to this to the data-in-motion from everything in your ecosystem. Then store all of the resulting terabytes and petabytes in a […]

You may have seen our invite to join the genomics consortium Let me recap a little about what this is about and catch you up to speed on our progress and next steps. Hortonworks is quarterbacking a consortium of leading healthcare organizations and subject matter experts to help develop the platform requirements for next generation […]

I just left a sold-out Melbourne Hadoop Summit 2016 in Australia. This was the first Summit in Asia Pacific and I was excited by tremendous response from the global and local community, and from regional organizations and businesses.  The buzz was everywhere. We’re proud to be the host and the organizer.   We couldn’t pull […]

This April, Hortonworks launched a multi-phase initiative to streamline Apache Hadoop operations, and the 1.3 release of SmartSense marks the delivery of the second phase of that initiative, and that is to provide Consolidated Cluster Activity Reporting. Hortonworks launched SmartSense in 2015 to help customers quickly collect cluster configuration, metrics, and logs to proactively detect […]

Given my role, and as I’ve outlined in my previous blog, the role of big data in marketing is a topic I’m particularly interested in. Recently, I hosted a webinar with Luca Olivari, chief data officer at Contactlab and it reignited my interest in how my fellow marketing peers are – or are not – […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Apache Ambari 2.4 which further simplifies Hadoop Operations. With Ambari 2.4 (which is part of the recently released Hortonworks Data Platform 2.5, enterprises can plan, install and securely configure the Hortonworks Data Platform and easily provide ongoing maintenance and management. This new release includes an integrated […]

Hortonworks Empowers Organizations to Maximize the Outcome of their Big Data Initiatives through improvements in security, governance, and operations. We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.5 is now generally available for download. As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDP 2.5 brings a variety of […]

The neighborhood bank branch is on the way out and is being slowly phased out as the primary mode of customer interaction for Banks. Banks across the globe have increased their technology investments in strategic areas such as Analytics, Data & Mobile. The Bank of the future increasingly resembles a technology company. The Washington Post proclaimed in an […]