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The Hortonworks Blog

One of the fastest ways for customers to realize the benefit of Hadoop technology is by using it to solve relevant business challenges especially as they pertain to improving outcomes in their industry. Customers can accelerate their journey and obtain greater ROI by leveraging solutions and/or services that address challenges unique to their business. For […]

The modern enterprise requires a comprehensive end-to-end data management solution capable of leveraging advanced machine learning to identify and manage risk; as well as a repository capable of capturing and processing the data necessary to support this solution. Now more than ever, organizations are subject to privacy and data security laws and complying with these […]

Our guest blogger today is Nyla Beth Gawel, Manager of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Internet of Things Practice. Booz Allen Hamilton, one of our strategic System Integrators, describes how they help customers with their IoT analytics using Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), powered by Apache NiFi. Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off in forms ranging from […]

“After trying other distributions and being dissatisfied with both the level of support and the technical bench depth, we moved to the Hortonworks platform and have been very happy with the quality of the service we have received at all levels.” Source: Techvalidate TVID A4E-CEC-532. Selecting a data platform is one of the most critical decisions […]

Our guest blogger is Bob Taylor, Alliances Director at Concurrent, a Hortonworks Technology Partner. In this blog, Bob describes three factors that helped in the success of HomeAway in their big data initiative and are applicable to all projects. HomeAway is a customer of Hortonworks and Concurrent. HomeAway is a great example of an organization that […]

This post was co-authored by Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks GM for CPG and Retail, and Jeff Seibert, Analytics Strategist at Blue Granite. More and more, consumers interact with their retailers through mobile devices. Because communication is easier, consumers tend to assume that customer service is similarly responsive. And so, they are more likely to become frustrated and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]