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The Hortonworks Blog

I was back ‘home’ for Hadoop Summit San Jose last week and I have to admit, it was fantastic to be hosting our customers and partners from across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia! It was a true testament to the relationships I’ve seen develop first hand within our international business over the past 12 […]

The first decade is over and we’re entering the second. One industry watcher makes a great point: Awkward teenage years ahead? I don’t believe we’ll be one of those ‘difficult’ teenagers. We might be a bit of a nerd, but we’ll be the well balanced one. The one with friends, the one that goes to […]

Big data is changing the way enterprises interact with and consume data. Modern data platforms, such as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF), are driving a data revolution by powering new workloads and analytic applications. This week, there are thousands of attendees in San Jose at Hadoop Summit 2016 learning about the […]

Earlier today, we announced that Open Energi has tripled its investment in data analytics by adding Hortonworks DataFlow to its existing use of Hortonworks Data Platform to manage its data in motion. Open Energi is at the forefront of smart grids and the Internet of Things in the UK. Put simply, it allows its customers’ […]

The most significant new feature in Apache Hive 2, to be included in the upcoming HDP 2.5 release is a technical preview of LLAP (Live Long and Process). LLAP enables as fast as sub-second SQL analytics on Hadoop by intelligently caching data in memory with persistent servers that instantly process SQL queries. Since LLAP is […]

The below blog has been co-authored by Vinay Shukla, Hortonworks, Moon So Lee, Apache Zeppelin PMC & NFLabs, Prabhjyot Singh, Apache Zeppelin PMC & Hortonworks” Recently the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Zeppelin as a top level project. This was a great milestone for both the Zeppelin and data science community. Since its’ incubation in […]

Modern enterprises run on data. As part of our work at Hortonworks, we have been working with industry delivering Open and Connected Data Platforms that enable organizations to manage all data, data-in-motion and data-at-rest to empower actionable intelligence. This week at Hadoop Summit, the industry’s premier community event for  enterprise Hadoop and all things big-data,  the community […]

Today we announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as our Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution, providing customers Apache™ Hadoop® as a fully managed cloud service.   The announcement is very timely as this week, Hortonworks and Microsoft are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit 2016.  Highlighting HDInsight as our premier cloud offering helps […]

This is part two of a two-part series from Hadoop Summit.  In his post, Rob Beardon talks about how data transforms everything and the need for Connected Data Platforms. As a follow on, here’s four predictions for technologies behind this transformation. #1 — Intelligent Self-Configuring Networks Will Enable New & Faster Delivery of Data and Analytics Across Data […]

This morning at Hadoop Summit, I gave a talk about how data will transform everything and the need for Connected Data Platforms.  Let me explain what I mean. Data is Transforming the Enterprise Until now, enterprise data was largely structured and not particularly diverse. This reality spawned what we know now as traditional IT best […]

Early this year, we announced our partnership with Pivotal and Syncsort,  incorporating key technologies from the ecosystem to optimize the value from Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms. Today, I am very excited to announce an addition with our partnership to provide global access to and resell AtScale. Customers are constantly asking us to find simpler, faster […]

Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink These lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge also accurately describe the companies that are trying to transform themselves into a data driven company. These organizations have astronomical volumes of raw data at their disposal but how do they find that proverbial […]

“The world is one big data problem.”  Andrew McAfee, associate director of the Center for Digital Business at MIT Sloan One whole year of almost daily client meetings & discussions with industry leaders have helped me see crystallize my view of an important yet abstract idea into reality.  That is, Big Data capabilities or the lack of […]

Today we announced our Global Professional Services (GPS) program and new offerings to help enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms’ customers with the implementation, advisory and managed services. GPS program and new Hortonworks Services offerings are tailored to meet the expertise needs at any stage of data platform adoption journey and will help the enterprises to […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by industry experts from the industry. Here are just a few of the business focussed sessions, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. What is Data? And What Are You Doing? Speaker: Russell Foltz-Smith from RFS Productions  Abstract: We all talk about and do […]