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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

  Baker Hughes CEO Martin Craighead says: “If a typical deep water well is like going to the moon, then the Gulf of Mexico ultra-deep water frontier is like going to Mars.”* Safely performing these kinds of complex and high risk operations requires many people to collaborate, share information and make informed decisions quickly.  When […]

“IT driven business transformation is always bound to fail” – Amber Storey, Sr Manager, Ernst & Young The value of Big Data driven Analytics is no longer in question both from a customer as well as an enterprise standpoint. Lack of investment in an analytic strategy has the potential to impact shareholder value negatively.  Business Boards […]

ホートンワークスは、2016年9月9日(金)、日本最大の金融ITフェア「FIT 2016」(金融国際情報技術展)に出展します。 FIT 2016(金融国際情報技術展)について 名称: FIT2016 (Financial Information Technology 2016) 金融国際情報技術展 公式ページはこちら 主催: 日本金融通信社(ニッキン) 会場: 東京国際フォーラム(東京・有楽町)ホールE・ホールD5・ガラス棟:MAP 会期: 2016年9月8日(木) – 9月9日(金) 2日間開催 展示会: 10:00~18:00 入場無料: 金融機関(証券・保険・ノンバンクなども含む)及び、金融機関系列会社の方はご入場が自由です。それ以外の方は、入場券が必要となります。一般企業の方で入場券が必要な方は、ホートンワークス (info.japan@hortonworks.com) までご連絡ください。 ▼ 参加申し込み ▼ https://fit.smartseminar.jp/public/application/add/228#seminar1020 ホートンワークスジャパンのセッション 【第1部】保険業界におけるビッグデータ戦略の課題と解決策 〜最新事例から学ぶ〜 日時: 2016年9月9日 10:00 – 11:00 場所: ガラス棟5F GC会場(G-502号室) 概要: このセッションでは、保険業界で先行企業がどのようにビッグデータを活用しているか、事例を取り上げながら解説します。例えば、利用ベース自動車保険(UBI: Usage-Based Insurance)は世界的に普及が進んでおり、米国や英国などの先行市場に加えて、日本でも成長が見られます。しかしデータ量の増加と必要なデータの速度と多様性が既存のシステムとプロセスに負担をかける場合があります。また、損害査定時に、詐欺行為と有効な請求とを区別する必要がありますが、クレームメモやソーシャルメディア分析結果などの非構造化データを組み合わせる事で分析効率が向上すると言われています。先行企業でこのような問題をどのように解決しているかを紹介します。 【第2部】金融業界におけるビッグデータ戦略の課題と解決策 〜最新事例から学ぶ〜 時間: 2016年9月9日 11:15 – 12:15 場所: ガラス棟5F GC会場(G-502号室) 概要: […]

Ram Venkatesh also contributed to this blog series  Why Apache Hadoop in the Cloud? Ten years ago, Hadoop, the elephant started the Big Data journey inside the firewall of a data center- the Apache Hadoop components were deployed on commodity servers inside a private data center. Now, the public cloud is another viable option for […]

Financial Services is arguably one of the most complex industry sectors in terms of customers, services and regulation. While there are obviously areas of overlap, the contrast between capital markets to private banking, retail banking to corporate banking and lending, or hedge funds to credit cards and payment networks is considerable. Last week, our general […]

Recent industry research by both Strategy Meets Action (SMA) and Novarica highlights analytics as the top priority for the insurance industry. Further, the Insurers’ 2016 Strategic Initiatives: Advancing Industry Transformation report by SMA identified customer engagement as another top priority for insurers. Success in the insurance industry depends on your company’s ability to quickly interact […]

This article is the second installment in a three part series that covers one of the most critical issues facing the financial industry –  Trade Surveillance. While the first (and previous) post discussed the global scope of the problem across multiple global jurisdictions –  this post will discuss a candidate Big Data & Cloud Computing Architecture that can help market participants […]

“From coast to coast, the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission have ensnared people not only at hedge funds, but at technology and pharmaceutical companies, consulting and law firms, government agencies, and even a major stock exchange.” – Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 2013; while announcing charges in a massive […]

(Image Courtesy – www.theastuteadvisor.com) “Perhaps more than anything else, failure to recognize the precariousness and fickleness of confidence-especially in cases in which large short-term debts need to be rolled over continuously-is the key factor that gives rise to the this-time-is-different syndrome.Highly indebted governments, banks, or corporations can seem to be merrily rolling along for an extended period, when bang!-confidence collapses, […]

Following the success of our sold-out 2015 Roadshow, we are pleased to announce our worldwide Future of Data Roadshow 2016! The Roadshow brings the innovators driving the future of data to you and offers insightful content for both business and technical attendees. This is an invaluable opportunity to network with leaders who are transforming their business […]