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The Hortonworks Blog

Oracle and Hortonworks continue to work on bringing the latest ELT and real-time transactional data streaming capabilities to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).   Recently Oracle completed certification testing for HDP 2.2 for both Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, both integral parts of the Oracle Data Integration product portfolio. These releases certified […]

As businesses continue to create data at an ever-increasing pace, data architectures are strained under the loads placed upon them. Data volumes continue to grow considerably, low-value workloads like ETL consume more and more processing resources, and new types of data can’t easily be captured and put to use. Organizations struggle with escalating costs, increasing […]

Hadoop isn’t optional for today’s enterprises—that much is clear. But as companies race to get control over the significantly growing volumes of unstructured data in their organizations, they’ve been less certain about the right way to put Hadoop to work in their environment. We’ve already seen a variety of wrong approaches with proprietary extensions that […]

This is a guest blog post from Jerry Megaro, Merck’s Director of Innovation and Manufacturing Analytics. Jerry established the practice of Data Excellence and Data Sciences within the Merck Manufacturing Division and now leads initiatives to transform Merck Manufacturing into a data-driven organization that enhances the company’s performance across the supply chain. Hortonworks experience working […]

Today from TU-Automotive Detroit, we announced our partnership with HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company. Hortonworks and HARMAN are partnering to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions. The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner […]

Hadoop really is everywhere. In his recent post, “Going from Hadoop Adoption to Hadoop Everywhere” Shaun Connolly made this point and also quoted Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri: Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises Shaun mentioned these key trends in his post: Hadoop is transforming every industry Enterprises are building applications to make use of all […]

In this guest blog, IDC Program Director for Retail Insights Greg Girard shares his insights how retailers employ big data and analytics to drive decision and action across myriad industries.  Big data and analytics (BDA) have become top agenda items for a growing number of retail executives, and rightly so in the broader social and economic context of data-enabled […]

Bit Refinery is a Hortonworks Technical Partner and recently certified with HDP. Bit Refinery is a VMware© Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider featuring virtualization technology hosted within their fully redundant virtual data centers. Bit Refinery offers a hosted Hortonworks Sandbox providing an easy way to experience and learn Hadoop with ease. All the tutorials available from […]

All segments of the oil and gas industry are adopting Hadoop, from exploration through to drilling, production, transportation, refining, and retail. The Hortonworks Oil and Gas team will be demonstrating some of the Hadoop-based advanced analytics applications for the upstream oil and gas industry at PNEC Houston (the International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information, […]

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love […]

Next week, in Las Vegas, thousands of attendees will join Informatica World to explore just how far data can take them. Many companies already rely on massive volumes of internal and external data to create new insights and build innovative and profitable business models. Where are you on your journey? To learn more about how […]

The connected and collected vehicle data, emitted through embedded smart sensors, are transforming the automotive industry. Is this hype or reality? To discuss the reality of this transformation, to tackle management of streams of data from connected cars, and to share new data architectures that process, manage and analyze volumes of data, automakers and key […]

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. The insurance industry uses Hadoop to better leverage unstructured information to strengthen subrogation opportunities, stop fraud and minimize claims leakage. This requires new capabilities for data discovery. Cindy Maike is the GM for […]

Guest writer Kristian Kimbro Rickard, Founder & CEO of Microsoft Silver Competency Cloud Partner MAX451, contributed to this post describing her experience working with Microsoft and Hortonworks to implement an end-to-end business analytics solution for retailer Pier 1 Imports. Embracing a culture of innovation, Pier 1 Imports learned hands-on as first-wave early adopters of Azure […]

This week we are participating in the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. Microsoft Ignite focuses on all Microsoft technologies and professionals and we are excited to demonstrate all of the ways we’ve been working with Microsoft to Do Hadoop together. As a long time Microsoft partner we are glad to be participating in this event […]