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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.…

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.…

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”.…