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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

Our guest blogger today comes from our partner Talend, who has been working with us for many years to help organizations transition from data chaos to a modern data architecture. In this blog, Talend’s Ashley Stirrup, CMO, talks about a helping organizations to support a dynamic data supply chain. In order to remain viable in […]

Are you still learning about the Data Lake? Wondering how it can help your organization manage and leverage massive amounts of data? On September 8th, VHA, the largest member-owned health care company delivering supply chain management services and clinical services to its members, will share their experience and explain how they simplified data management and […]

This blog is jointly submitted by Alexander Gray, Ph.D., is chief technology officer, Skytree, a Hortonworks Technology Partner, and Eric Thorsen, general manager, consumer products and retail, Hortonworks. As consumers increasingly reveal their shopping habits online, retailers can access social media, purchase history, consumer demand and market trends to better understand their customers, maximize spending […]

Today, Tech Mahindra announced that their in-house developed analytics platform Tech Mahindra Analytics Platform (TAP) has joined the family of Hortonworks certified partners and products. As part of Hortonworks’ continued focus on the expansion of the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem, Tech Mahindra recently completed extensive certification testing on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Not only is […]

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. Learn how the leading Fortune 100 Manufacturers are using Hadoop to accelerate innovation and transform business models. Attend The Event I am the GM for Manufacturing Solutions at Hortonworks, and tomorrow August 26th I have […]

In my last blog post, I told you how excited I am about the huge opportunity ahead for us at Hortonworks. In addition to continued innovation in HDP, there is a huge opportunity for the industry being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). I think it’s broader than the Internet of Things, and is […]

Today, Ernst & Young LLP announced today a strategic business relationship with Hortonworks, Inc.® to provide new data management offerings that leverage and extend Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) together with EY’s data and information management services. EY has been building expertise and solutions around Hadoop to help data driven organizations leverage newly available data (structured and unstructured) […]

In this Hortonworks’ partner guest blog, Jorik Blaas, chief technical officer at SynerScope, explores a use case in a new class of exploratory analytics, using Apache Spark on YARN, HDP and SynerScope. Preliminaries SynerScope is a pioneering developer of fast, sense-making Big Data Analytics technology. Focusing on human-in-the-loop analytics, we excel at combining heterogeneous data […]

It’s been 20 years since I was “the new Guy.” Hello friends and colleagues. I wanted share some thoughts after my first 90 days at Hortonworks. It’s been a thrill ride to say the least, there is all of the normal new guy / first impression stuff – and for those of you who know […]