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The Hortonworks Blog

This year’s Insurance Analytics USA Summit has an exciting new format with presentations and panels that focus on using data to its full potential, creating a data-conscious culture, and applying innovative modeling techniques. Sessions include “The Future of Insurance: Using Analytics to Take Advantage of the Data-Driven Age of Insurance” and “New and Big Data: […]

Big Data and Apache™ Hadoop® are driving tectonic shifts in enterprise data management (EDM) within the financial services industry. Open Enterprise Hadoop and the vendor ecosystem growing up around it are consolidating and standardizing data architectures at the country’s largest banks—transforming expensive, inflexible, and proprietary data landscapes into economic, agile, open source data environments. Regulatory […]

This year’s Insurance Canada Technology Conference will focus on the impact of new technologies in the insurance industry. Key topics include telematics, analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how these capabilities enable insurance companies to improve underwriting and reduce risk. A recent article at Strategy Meets Action identified digital transformation in the insurance industry […]

Author: Michael Bironneau, Data Scientist, Open Energi At Open Energi, we think of our service as an automated, virtual power station. Whenever the electric grid experiences sudden, unforeseen surges in supply or demand, assets under the control of our Dynamic Demand algorithm automatically pick up the slack – just like a power station would but cheaper […]

It was 10 years ago today (Feb 2) that my first patch (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-197) went into the code that two days later became Hadoop (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1). I had been working on Yahoo Search’s WebMap, which was the back end that analyzed the web for the search engine.  We had been working on a C++ implementation of GFS and MapReduce, but […]

Do you like looking for the needle in the field of haystacks? Do I have a job for you; security operations center (SOC) analyst. You will spend your days looking at hundreds of thousands of alerts – created by rules engines – where only a very few a week actually matter.  Your job is to […]

Recently, Apache Spark set the world of Big Data on fire. With a promise of amazing performance and comfortable APIs, some thought that Spark was bound to replace Hadoop MapReduce. Or is it? Looking closely into it, Spark rather appears to be a natural complement to Apache Hadoop YARN, the architectural center of Hadoop… Hadoop is already transforming […]

A couple of months ago I joined Hortonworks. There was an undeniable pull to go into the fire of crazy fast innovation and growth. About four seconds in, I realized there was so much more than just the pace of execution and growth but rather a bigger opportunity to be a part of something game-changing. […]

Today we proudly announced that Arkena, one of Europe’s leading media services companies, is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) to provide its media customers with an advanced analytics platform to deliver content to OTT customers through its content delivery network (CDN). This is a guest post from Reda Benzair the Vice President of Technical Development […]

FireKing offers best-in-class security products for asset protection in retail, commercial, and home office environments. With Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®), FireKing now analyzes its operational data to accurately measure the productivity of service technicians, allowing the field service organization to deliver improved customer service while also reducing the costs of servicing safes, cash-management systems, and […]

Santa will be busy this year. On December 24th he’s scheduled to deliver presents to billions of children globally. Buddy and the Keeblers will be working overtime to meet the demand, and Santa has called in temp work from Legolas and Dobby. There’s little doubt that Santa is a master of lean manufacturing, but there’s […]

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd release of Hortonworks DataFlow is now available. Hortonworks DataFlow is a data-source agnostic, real time data collection and dataflow management platform designed to meet the practical challenges of collecting and moving data securely and efficiently. HDF 1.1 builds on the strength of the initial GA version of […]

An interesting and atypical thing is happening in Healthcare. Leading data driven organizations are not simply looking to share their Hadoop experiences, successes, use cases, and best practices … but more than ever before, they are embracing the opportunity to share their experiences outside their organizations, in a style that resembles the open source community […]

It’s our pleasure to host Ryan Peterson, Chief Solution Strategist at EMC, as a guest blogger to expand upon another great step in our partnership to deliver compelling customer solutions through joint engineering efforts.  Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan. Object storage isn’t a new concept and EMC’s been innovating around it since the beginning. Take our Centera […]

Posted in partnership with Paige Schaefer, Product Marketing at Trifacta. The insurance industry is wrestling with the tremendous growth of data sources at its disposal. Traditional ETL processes are expensive, time-consuming, and complicated by the variety of data structures and formats. In contrast, Hadoop platforms provide a clean, safe, and manageable format for data wrangling, the […]