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In this blog, Kevin Petrie (Attunity Senior Director of Marketing) joins me to share thoughts on Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Some believe that Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) will continue to coexist, side-by-side, solving different use cases. The peanut butter is over here, and the chocolate is over there.

At Hortonworks and Attunity, we see something else. We see how Hortonworks subscribers use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for EDW optimization.…

Can you identify the unused data in your data warehouse? Are you using your “big data” efficiently? Are your data migration projects cost effective? Is your data in compliance with industry regulations? If you answered “no” to any or all of these questions, then you may want to learn more about how to optimize your data warehouse.

On April 23rd at 11:00 am PST, Adis Cesir, Big Data Solution Engineer at Hortonworks, Ramu Kalvakuntla, Principal at RCG Global Services Big Data Practice, and Santosh Chitakki, Director of Product Management at Attunity, will be telling us more about rebalancing data warehouses and integrating your current enterprise data warehouse with a Modern Data Architecture.…

Enterprises across all major industries adopt Apache Hadoop for its ability to store and process an abundance of new types of data in a modern data architecture. This “Any Data” capability has always been a hallmark feature of Hadoop, opening insight from new data sources such as clickstream, web and social, geo-location, IoT, server logs, or traditional data sets from ERP, CRM, SCM or other existing data systems.…

Hortonworks is pleased to announce the general availability of Apache Spark in Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)— now available on our downloads page. With HDP 2.2.4 Hortonworks now offers support for your developers and data scientists using Apache Spark 1.2.1.

HDP’s YARN-based architecture enables multiple applications to share a common cluster and dataset while ensuring consistent levels of service and response. Now Spark is one of the many data access engines that works with YARN and that is supported in an HDP enterprise data lake.…

Opportunity abounds

According to the enterprise data usage experts at Appfluent, the typical Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) dedicates 70% of its storage volume to unused data and 55% of its processing capacity to low value ETL workloads. This represents a waste of what could otherwise be a high performance, finely tuned analytics and reporting environment that supports enterprise priorities. Even worse, EDW environments often cannot deal with the varied structures of new data sources that offer so much untapped value.…

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 drive this type of innovation for usage-based insurance (UBI).

Cindy Maike is the GM for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, and later this month she will present on big data for UBI at Insurance Telematics Canada 2015. The conference begins on April 23rd in Toronto, and Cindy will present with Tammy Chen from Towers Watson and Gerry Lee from QA Consultants on “Data Makes the (UBI) World Go Round.”

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Here’s a preview of what Cindy and the panel will discuss.…

As we are finalizing our preparations for what will surely be another successful Hadoop Summit Europe event, one thing has become unequivocally clear: the Hadoop challenge is no longer about acceptance. It’s no longer about adoption. It’s about Hadoop being pervasive. Hadoop is everywhere.

As Mike Gualtieri of Forrester wrote in a recent report:

Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises

I couldn’t agree more with Mike’s assessment, and I encourage you to read the report: “Predictions 2015: Hadoop Will Become a Cornerstone of Your Business Technology Agenda”.…

In this guest blog, Dale Glover, vice president of Industry Consulting at Teradata, discusses the evolution of Internet of Things, how sensor data are used for diagnostics and repair as well as for prescriptive and proactive data analytics.

The Internet of Things (IOT) is upon us, and we see new participants joining this evolution of technology every day. Whether it is some new consumer device/appliance contributing to the ultimate automation of our homes and vehicles, or the deluge of new smartphone-connected devices (Fitbits, watches, or even smart clothing), the number of “things” generating volumes of data in an automatic and consistent manner increases daily.…

The factory of the future will merge the virtual world with the real world.

Domhall Carroll, industry sector head of Siemens Ltd, made this point as he addressed the Engineers Ireland annual conference in May 2014. Carroll described prior industrial revolutions, leading up to today’s transformations that are creating a fourth industrial revolution, based on the use of cyber-physical systems. His remarks aligned with three ways that we see our manufacturing customers solve data challenges in Industry 4.0.…

Newbold Advisors is a Hortonworks® services partner that works with customers in the oil and gas industry. The company delivers big data analytics strategies and solutions across all segments of the oil and gas industry. I recently spoke with Ram Seetepalli, Senior Director at Newbold Advisors. We discussed the challenges facing midstream companies and how organizations in that sector aggressively leverage all of their data assets with a modern data architecture with Apache Hadoop at its core.…

This guest post is from Vamsi Chemitiganti, chief architect of Red Hat’s Financial Services Vertical. Vamsi is responsible for driving Red Hat’s technology vision from a client standpoint. His areas of focus range from platform, middleware, storage to big data and cloud (IaaS and PaaS). The clients Vamsi engages with on a daily basis span marquee names on Wall Street, including businesses in capital markets, core banking, wealth management and IT operations.…

Changes in technology and consumer expectations create new challenges for how retailers create a single view of their customers, predict consumer preferences and discover fine-grain detail to manage their supply chains. Of course, these have always been important goals for retailers, but it used to be easier to understand the market signals (because there were fewer of those) and also to choose the right actions to take (because there were fewer possibilities there too).…

As retailers embark on taking advantage of big data, they are increasingly looking to the Apache Hadoop platform and the partner ecosystem that surrounds it to solve their most pressing challenges. Our partner Microsoft is helping organizations around the world in Retail gain better insights into their big data with Azure HDInsight and additional Azure analytic services.

As an example, Azure HDInsights, powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), was a key component in helping Pier 1 Imports realize value from unstructured and structured data to get a 360 degree view of their customers.…

At the beginning of February, HP announced their intent to acquire Voltage Security to expand data encryption security solutions for Cloud and Big Data. Today, both companies share their thoughts about the acquisition. Carole Murphy, Director Product Marketing at Voltage Security, and Albert Biketi, Vice President and General Manager at HP Atalla, tell us more about how HP extends the capabilities of every product in the Voltage portfolio, including Voltage’s leadership in securing Hadoop data with data-centric, standards-based technologies.…

Today EMC is launching their EMC® Business Data Lake solution, the first fully-engineered, enterprise-grade solution for a Data Lake running on EMC infrastructure. At Hortonworks, we’ve been assisting customers on their journey to a data lake via a Modern Data Architecture (MDA) and our vision and EMC’s vision are highly complementary and so we’re delighted to be part of the EMC Business Data Lake.

The Data Lake enabled by a Modern Data Architecture allows enterprises to be a Data-First Enterprise.…