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The Hortonworks Blog

How many retail loyalty cards do you have?  Personally, I’ve only been loyal to one programme consistently over the past 10+ years (Boots Advantage Card, fantastic points system!) while the ‘new kids on the block’ in my purse include Waitrose and John Lewis but beyond that… well, I either lose or forget about them.  I […]

As discussed in the previous blog in this series @ http://hortonworks.com/blog/frtb-fundamental-review-trading-book-changes-banking-risk-management/, the FRTB (Fundamental Review of the Trading Book) compels Banks to create unified teams from various departments – especially Risk, Finance, the Front Office (where trading desks sit) and Technology to address all of the above significant challenges of the regulation. From a technology capabilities standpoint, the FRTB […]

Earlier this year, we started making Technical Previews of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS available. The feedback and response has been incredible, and over the past few months, we performed many Technical Preview refreshes. Now we are ready to make it official and release the product into AWS Marketplace. Therefore, we are excited to announce […]

Regulatory Risk Management evolves… The Basel Committee of supranational supervision was put in place to ensure the stability of the financial system. The Basel Accords are the frameworks that essentially govern the risk taking actions of a bank. To that end, minimum regulatory capital standards are introduced that banks must adhere to. The Bank of International Settlements […]

We were really excited to welcome a sold out crowd at the first Hadoop Summit in Tokyo last week.  This was a fantastic response, based on the huge interest around a technology that is transforming industries across Asia and Pacific. We could not put this kind of conference on without the help of our sponsors […]

Enterprises are outgrowing their traditional business intelligent solutions and struggling to use the data they have collected to gain real insights. What happens is that data engineers will scramble to shift data sets between repositories so that data can be analyzed using older methods. As data volumes and data sources grow this problem is only getting […]

THE STATE OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IT ARCHITECTURE… This blog has time & again discussed how Global, Domestic and Regional banks need to be innovative with their IT platform to constantly evolve their product offerings & services. This is imperative due to various business realities –  the increased competition by way of the FinTechs, web scale players delivering […]

I started my journey at Hortonworks a little over five years ago and have been to many Hadoop Summits in the US, Europe and now Asia.  I just kicked off a two day sold out show in Tokyo and shared my thoughts and stories on architectures and business transformation.    John Kreisa’s post here has […]

Last week we announced third quarter results, and it was a milestone quarter.   Customers in 60 countries chose Hortonworks to help with their on-premise, hybrid and public cloud data management strategies. A big thanks to the Hortonworks team. I wanted to stop for a second and note the significance of the fact that we just […]

This three part series explores the automated investment management or the “Robo-advisor” (RA) movement. The first post in this series @- http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2329 – discussed how Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as the front office is concerned. As a result, automated investment vehicles have largely begun changing that trend and they helping create a […]

One of the privileges of my job is working with many different technology leaders who are major users of big data. In all types of company and industry. I get a bird’s eye view of the playing field. There’s definitely a number of skirmishes happening at the moment in the cultural revolution created by the data […]

If you’ve been reading along, you’re aware of the lightbulb moments from my article, “echo: hello world”, that allowed me to discover the benefits of an analytic approach to cybersecurity.  This is the start of my new blog series, The CISO’s View, where I focus on the executive level business concerns facing security leaders. Today, […]

Apache Spark has been Open Source’s new kid on the block. Companies are using Spark to develop sophisticated models that would enable them to discover new opportunities or avoid risk. But what does the future or at least the near future hold for Spark? In this blog we have outlined five trends we see in […]

“Millennials want “finance at their fingertips”..they want to be able to email and text the financial advisors and talk to them on a real-time basis,”– Greg Fleming, Ex-Morgan Stanley Executive The first post in this series on Robo-advisors,  touched on the fact that Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as […]

I am super excited to be in my first month at Hortonworks, heading up the product and solutions marketing team. In addition to joining a super star team, I am joining one of the leading innovators in the modern data landscape. My love affair with all things data started in the early 1990’s when I […]