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In today’s guest blog post, Sanjay Kumar, General Manager, Telecommunications at Hortonworks, and Sanjeev Srivastav, Vice President, Data Strategy at Apigee, discuss how service providers can capture and visualize customer behavior as a graph connecting the interaction points such as IVR, chat and call events, and combine it with network data to predict future call or chat patterns.…

The Spark lit in Azure HDInsight last week was just the beginning to this week’s energy and momentum we saw around the partnership at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner’s Conference.  During the conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed, “Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era”.

This year’s big announcement of Apache Spark being brought to HDInsight was the latest Big Data announcement delivered by Microsoft and Hortonworks.…

It was a frenetic month of June with Hadoop Summit in San Jose and the GDS International Oil and Gas CIO Summit the following week in San Antonio. Both events were well attended and very positively received by Hortonworks customers and O&G companies beginning to evaluate Hadoop for new advanced analytics applications.

Hadoop Summit was well attended by a large contingent across all segments of the industry and we saw a 500% growth in attendees from oil and gas customers over last year.…

Earlier this month, Hortonworks had the pleasure of joining Yahoo! in hosting the 8th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. Summit is always an important and exciting experience, bringing together thought leaders, technologists, and data specialists from throughout the community to explore and advance the art and science of Big Data.

This year’s event came at a pivotal time for Hadoop and Hortonworks, with news about Open Enterprise Hadoop and the launch of the newest version of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP 2.3™) poised to transform the way large organizations in every industry process data.…

Oracle and Hortonworks continue to work on bringing the latest ELT and real-time transactional data streaming capabilities to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).   Recently Oracle completed certification testing for HDP 2.2 for both Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, both integral parts of the Oracle Data Integration product portfolio. These releases certified on HDP 2.2 are the latest in the series of advanced Big Data updates and features that Oracle Data Integration is rolling out for customers to help take their Hadoop projects to the next level of enterprise integration.…

As businesses continue to create data at an ever-increasing pace, data architectures are strained under the loads placed upon them. Data volumes continue to grow considerably, low-value workloads like ETL consume more and more processing resources, and new types of data can’t easily be captured and put to use. Organizations struggle with escalating costs, increasing complexity, and the challenge of expansion.

This coming Wednesday, Big Data experts will look at how Hadoop is enabling a broad range of organizations to address these challenges.…

Hadoop isn’t optional for today’s enterprises—that much is clear. But as companies race to get control over the significantly growing volumes of unstructured data in their organizations, they’ve been less certain about the right way to put Hadoop to work in their environment.

We’ve already seen a variety of wrong approaches with proprietary extensions that limit innovation, fragment architectures and trade openness for vendor lock-in. Now a new consensus is forming around an emerging category that drives truly transformational outcomes: Open Enterprise Hadoop.…

This is a guest blog post from Jerry Megaro, Merck’s Director of Innovation and Manufacturing Analytics. Jerry established the practice of Data Excellence and Data Sciences within the Merck Manufacturing Division and now leads initiatives to transform Merck Manufacturing into a data-driven organization that enhances the company’s performance across the supply chain.

Hortonworks experience working with top pharma manufacturers indicates an exciting opportunity to improve manufacturing performance by proactively managing process variability.…

Today from TU-Automotive Detroit, we announced our partnership with HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.

Hortonworks and HARMAN are partnering to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner Research expects 25 billion installed devices by 2020. Together, Hortonworks and HARMAN will offer solutions to help automotive manufacturers gain valuable insights by analyzing real-time information based on data streaming from connected cars.…

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.