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The advent of connected manufacturing has ushered in an era where low-cost machine sensors take thousands of measurements per second at many points across the manufacturing process. This stream of sensor data enables manufacturers to quickly detect emerging anomalies and solve issues before they impact yield and quality.

Big Data insights enable predictive analytics for those rapid, proactive process adjustments. Manufacturers can capitalize on this opportunity by following an approach that combines the power of Teradata with Hortonworks Data Platform’s storage and compute efficiencies at extreme scale.…

Metro Transit of St. Louis (MTL) operates the public transportation system for the St. Louis metropolitan region. The organization’s mission is “Meeting the region’s transit needs by providing safe, reliable, accessible, customer-focused service in a fiscally responsible manner.”

Meeting the Challenge to Provide Safe, Reliable Public Transport

To ensure the safety of passengers and the proper use of public funds, MTL has always performed regular maintenance on its bus fleet. But lacking detailed data on how bus components were actually performing, the agency maintained vehicles retroactively.…

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI), based out of the Life Sciences Institute of the University of BC, has deployed HDP and PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse to collect, store and manage genomic and clinical data for Molecular You (MY). 

PHEMI is a Hortonworks Technology partner and in this blog, Richard Proctor, General Manager, Global Healthcare at Hortonworks interviews PHEMI’s Roy Wilds, Dir. of Product Management, along with PMI’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Molecular You, Rob Fraser, to discuss this groundbreaking work.  …

The journey to data driven business transformation can be confusing and challenging. At Hortonworks, we understand this, and are offering a number of tools that will help companies map out their journey to fully utilize the value of their Big Data.

The journey begins with understanding the opportunities unique to your business, and understanding how the maturity of your organization enables or inhibits your ability to strategically pursue Big Data programs aligned to your business goals.…

Career choices are hard to make. How do you make the call to step out of your comfort zone, move on from a team you have built, disrupt your family life… how do you know when it’s the right opportunity?

Find a company that is customer-first focused (this is especially important to me as I lead support organizations), has an incredible technology, and has a tremendous market opportunity.

Hortonworks made my decision easy.…

Today, I’m excited to share that we have released the GA version of Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), a new offering that directly addresses the unique big data needs of the Internet of Anything (IoAT). Hortonworks DataFlow is powered by Apache Nifi a top-level open source project made available through the NSA Technology Transfer Program.

By making this technology a commercial offering, we now provide our customers the ability to connect, collect and curate data from a broad spectrum of connected yet disparate data sources – sensors, machines, geo-location devices, social feeds, connected cars, web clicks, server logs and more.…

Since the partnership between Hortonworks and SAS we have created some awesome assets (i.e., SAS Data Loader sandbox tutorial, educational webinars and array of blogs) that have enabled Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts’ hands-on training with Apache Hadoop and SAS’ powerful analytics solutions. You can find more details around our partnership and resources here: http://hortonworks.com/partner/sas

To continue the momentum, we have Paul Kent, Vice President of Big Data at SAS, share his insights on the value of  YARN and the benefits it brings to SAS and its users- this time around SAS Grid and YARN. …

Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and the Connected Car have created a new Information Superhighway that fundamentally changes the relationship between automakers and car buyers.

Previously, automakers had an incomplete feedback loop after they sold a vehicle. They learned of negative customer sentiment through slumping sales, increasing warranty expenses or when they needed to recall their vehicles. Positive signals of driver happiness were similarly sparse.

Read the White Paper

The connected car has changed all that.…

Guest blogger David Hill, Business Development Director at Open Energi, explains the challenges of building a virtual power station, and why data is the fuel. Follow Open Energi on @openenergi

Open Energi is working with businesses in the UK to harness the flexible energy demand from their equipment and aggregating it to create a virtual power station. We’re turning the whole system on its head so that instead of energy supply adjusting to meet demand, our demand for energy adjusts to meet supply – in real-time.…

Our guest blogger today comes from our partner Talend, who has been working with us for many years to help organizations transition from data chaos to a modern data architecture. In this blog, Talend’s Ashley Stirrup, CMO, talks about a helping organizations to support a dynamic data supply chain.

In order to remain viable in increasingly competitive markets, companies must create ever-more detailed models of the business that incorporate all data – regardless of source or volume.…

Are you still learning about the Data Lake? Wondering how it can help your organization manage and leverage massive amounts of data? On September 8th, VHA, the largest member-owned health care company delivering supply chain management services and clinical services to its members, will share their experience and explain how they simplified data management and enabled faster data discovery with Hadoop and data virtualization.

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At VHA, product, supplier and member information, among other data, was siloed across multiple sources.…

This blog is jointly submitted by Alexander Gray, Ph.D., is chief technology officer, Skytree, a Hortonworks Technology Partner, and Eric Thorsen, general manager, consumer products and retail, Hortonworks.

As consumers increasingly reveal their shopping habits online, retailers can access social media, purchase history, consumer demand and market trends to better understand their customers, maximize spending and encourage repeat purchases. Retailers are considered early adopters of big data technology, integrating it into every imaginable business process to achieve a deeper understanding of consumers and associated buying trends.…

Today, Tech Mahindra announced that their in-house developed analytics platform Tech Mahindra Analytics Platform (TAP) has joined the family of Hortonworks certified partners and products. As part of Hortonworks’ continued focus on the expansion of the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem, Tech Mahindra recently completed extensive certification testing on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Not only is Tech Mahindra a certified HDP Ready partner, they are also certified as HDP YARN Ready and as an HDP Systems Integrator Gold partner.…

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. Learn how the leading Fortune 100 Manufacturers are using Hadoop to accelerate innovation and transform business models.

Attend The Event

I am the GM for Manufacturing Solutions at Hortonworks, and tomorrow August 26th I have been invited to present “Turning Big Data into Big Opportunity in Manufacturing” at the 2015 Manufacturing CIO Summit.…

In my last blog post, I told you how excited I am about the huge opportunity ahead for us at Hortonworks. In addition to continued innovation in HDP, there is a huge opportunity for the industry being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). I think it’s broader than the Internet of Things, and is really the Internet of Everything and ANYTHING.

Whether it is in moving metal (like cars or jet engines), wearable technology or even simple things like our modern refrigerator, sensors and the data they create are the next big thing.…