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The Hortonworks Blog

We are in the midst of the third industrial revolution, driven by IoT and Big Data analytics. This is a fundamental blurring of boundaries between the physical and digital worlds, which has resulted in disruptive new business models. Register now for the Webinar on Thursday, December 10th , at 11:00am PST, with guest speakers Frank […]

Customers who are dealing with massive growth of large unstructured data sources need to evaluate their storage architecture for scalability, flexibility and ease of management. In a recent study, performed by the Enterprise Strategy Group, IT decision makers were asked to identify their biggest storage challenges. In addition to rapid data growth rate, they also […]

As the US nears its holiday of giving thanks, Hortonworks is reflecting on open and all the bounty it brings. Hortonworks philosophy has always been predicated on an open approach. Open innovation, open community, open development, open delivery…a fully open source business. Why open? Because real innovation happens not in isolation but in collaboration where […]

Our business in Europe continues to expand and I’m excited to share this guest blog post from Geoff Cleaves, Business Intelligence Manager at Billy Mobile a new Hortonworks customer based in Barcelona, Spain. This week at Billy Mobile we are migrating our core technology stack onto HDP 2.3 and boy are we looking forward to […]

As General Manager for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, I hear our customers tell real-world stories about how Open Enterprise Hadoop is transforming their businesses. Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow, integrated with other technologies, give insurers analytical advantages that they can use to break away from the pack. But that success depends on their ability […]

“It’s all about Hortonworks company vision, 100% open source and enterprise support.” Source: TechValidate TVID 8A7-EFF-21C Hortonworks’ customer experience survey shows that our community innovation strategy is validated by our customers, with more than two-thirds of those who responded to the survey said they value community innovation Hortonworks has been dedicated to 100% open community […]

Naturally, you wouldn’t refuse to collect $1,000 you’d already earned, would you? Then ask yourself, is your organization taking the opportunity to profit from its own accumulated Big Data? If you haven’t started leveraging your customer-facing, transactional, or operational data, now is an excellent time to start. The world of business has never been more […]

In the era of consumer-centric “agile” supply chain strategies, manufacturers are forced to act more like retailers in terms of how they capture, analyze and use consumer data. This gives visibility to internal and external supply chain partners on how products are made, sold and used. But that visibility demands more data from more points across […]

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 […]