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The Hortonworks Blog

With new types of data driving growth and competitive advantage as never before, it’s crucial to implement the right solution for your data lake. Power and performance are important, of course, as are security and efficiency, but more fundamentally, you also need to be sure it’s going to work as advertised. That’s where the EMC […]

Along with the Hortonworks Oil and Gas team, I have been working closely with Laurence Sones, senior petrophysicist, to understand how Hadoop-based Data Discovery is enabling Geologic and Geophysical (G&G) teams to improve decision-making across their assets. What follows is a Q&A session with Laurence discussing his perspectives on data discovery. Kohlleffel: Laurence, you have a […]

Communication service providers aim to enhance customer experience and build strong and long-lasting relationships with their customers. This has become increasingly difficult as customer interactions now occur across many channels. Hence, it’s important to understand customer behavior across all channels to create the best experience for each individual. Join us on August 5 for a […]

The Spark lit in Azure HDInsight last week was just the beginning to this week’s energy and momentum we saw around the partnership at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner’s Conference.  During the conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed, “Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era”. This year’s big announcement of […]

It was a frenetic month of June with Hadoop Summit in San Jose and the GDS International Oil and Gas CIO Summit the following week in San Antonio. Both events were well attended and very positively received by Hortonworks customers and O&G companies beginning to evaluate Hadoop for new advanced analytics applications. Hadoop Summit was […]

Earlier this month, Hortonworks had the pleasure of joining Yahoo! in hosting the 8th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. Summit is always an important and exciting experience, bringing together thought leaders, technologists, and data specialists from throughout the community to explore and advance the art and science of Big […]

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, […]