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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”.…

In this guest blog, Dale Glover, vice president of Industry Consulting at Teradata, discusses the evolution of Internet of Things, how sensor data are used for diagnostics and repair as well as for prescriptive and proactive data analytics.

The Internet of Things (IOT) is upon us, and we see new participants joining this evolution of technology every day. Whether it is some new consumer device/appliance contributing to the ultimate automation of our homes and vehicles, or the deluge of new smartphone-connected devices (Fitbits, watches, or even smart clothing), the number of “things” generating volumes of data in an automatic and consistent manner increases daily.…

The factory of the future will merge the virtual world with the real world.

Domhall Carroll, industry sector head of Siemens Ltd, made this point as he addressed the Engineers Ireland annual conference in May 2014. Carroll described prior industrial revolutions, leading up to today’s transformations that are creating a fourth industrial revolution, based on the use of cyber-physical systems. His remarks aligned with three ways that we see our manufacturing customers solve data challenges in Industry 4.0.…

Newbold Advisors is a Hortonworks® services partner that works with customers in the oil and gas industry. The company delivers big data analytics strategies and solutions across all segments of the oil and gas industry. I recently spoke with Ram Seetepalli, Senior Director at Newbold Advisors. We discussed the challenges facing midstream companies and how organizations in that sector aggressively leverage all of their data assets with a modern data architecture with Apache Hadoop at its core.…

This guest post is from Vamsi Chemitiganti, chief architect of Red Hat’s Financial Services Vertical. Vamsi is responsible for driving Red Hat’s technology vision from a client standpoint. His areas of focus range from platform, middleware, storage to big data and cloud (IaaS and PaaS). The clients Vamsi engages with on a daily basis span marquee names on Wall Street, including businesses in capital markets, core banking, wealth management and IT operations.…

Changes in technology and consumer expectations create new challenges for how retailers create a single view of their customers, predict consumer preferences and discover fine-grain detail to manage their supply chains. Of course, these have always been important goals for retailers, but it used to be easier to understand the market signals (because there were fewer of those) and also to choose the right actions to take (because there were fewer possibilities there too).…

As retailers embark on taking advantage of big data, they are increasingly looking to the Apache Hadoop platform and the partner ecosystem that surrounds it to solve their most pressing challenges. Our partner Microsoft is helping organizations around the world in Retail gain better insights into their big data with Azure HDInsight and additional Azure analytic services.

As an example, Azure HDInsights, powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), was a key component in helping Pier 1 Imports realize value from unstructured and structured data to get a 360 degree view of their customers.…

At the beginning of February, HP announced their intent to acquire Voltage Security to expand data encryption security solutions for Cloud and Big Data. Today, both companies share their thoughts about the acquisition. Carole Murphy, Director Product Marketing at Voltage Security, and Albert Biketi, Vice President and General Manager at HP Atalla, tell us more about how HP extends the capabilities of every product in the Voltage portfolio, including Voltage’s leadership in securing Hadoop data with data-centric, standards-based technologies.…

Today EMC is launching their EMC® Business Data Lake solution, the first fully-engineered, enterprise-grade solution for a Data Lake running on EMC infrastructure. At Hortonworks, we’ve been assisting customers on their journey to a data lake via a Modern Data Architecture (MDA) and our vision and EMC’s vision are highly complementary and so we’re delighted to be part of the EMC Business Data Lake.

The Data Lake enabled by a Modern Data Architecture allows enterprises to be a Data-First Enterprise.…

On Tuesday March 24th at 10am Pacific Time, Duane Lyons, Practice Lead at Clarity Solution Group, will join me Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks General Manager of Retail and Consumer Products to discuss “Consumer720”. During our one-hour webinar, Duane and I will lay out the details of using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to enrich a single view of your customers with social media and clickstream feeds to achieve a new level of consumer engagement.…

Today, we’re delighted to have a guest blog post from Cameron Peek, who leads Partnership and Strategic Sales  at CSC, one of our Global System Integration and Hortonworks Data Platform Resellers. 

In the spirit of providing our clients innovative, thought proving actionable content for consideration, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is thrilled to present a two part webinar series with our Global partner, Hortonworks. In 2015, we find most of our clients have moved beyond exploring “What is big data?” and “How can I use big data?” and instead are now focused on “How can I ensure I am successful in my big data projects and see results quickly?”

The first webinar in the series will be presented this Thursday, March 19th at 10 am PST (register here) and will help attendees identify actionable next steps in their data analytics projects, no matter where they are today.…

Forrester recently called Apache Hadoop adoption “mandatory” for the enterprise. For most organizations, moving forward with Hadoop is no longer a question of if, but when. Hadoop-powered insight into big data is enabling market disruption in every industry and the market winners are those who handle that data most effectively and at the lowest cost.

As with any new platform, making decisions on how best to implement and for what purpose can be challenging.…

On March 25th, Josh Lee, Global Director for Insurance Marketing at Informatica and Cindy Maike, General Manager, Insurance at Hortonworks, will be joining the Insurance Journal in a webinar on “How to Become an Analytics-Ready Insurer.”

Register for the Webinar on March 25th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern time

Josh and Cindy exchange perspectives on what “analytics ready” really means for insurers, and today we are sharing some of our views (join the webinar to learn more).…

Changes in technology and customer expectations create new challenges for how insurers engage their customers, manage risk information and control the rising frequency and severity of claims.

Carriers need to rethink traditional models for customer engagement. Advances in technology and the adoption of retail engagement models drive fundamental changes in how customers shop for and purchase insurance coverage. To engage with their customers, our insurance customers seek “omni-channel” insight and the ability to confidently recommend the next best action (NBA) to their customers.…

Cisco and Hortonworks established their official alliance back in 2013. Together, they have been bringing to life the vision of a single big data platform for the enterprise. As every industry is witnessing unprecedented quantities of data and a variety of new data types e.g. clickstream and behavior, machine and sensor, geographic data, server logs, sentiment and web…, Cisco and Hortonworks have been collaborating to empower companies with their data. Oftentimes, organizations need to optimize their IT infrastructure and free up their Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to make the most of all of their data, building new analytic applications and moving towards the vision of the Data Lake.