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The Hortonworks Blog

Changes in technology and consumer expectations create new challenges for how retailers create a single view of their customers, predict consumer preferences and discover fine-grain detail to manage their supply chains. Of course, these have always been important goals for retailers, but it used to be easier to understand the market signals (because there were […]

As retailers embark on taking advantage of big data, they are increasingly looking to the Apache Hadoop platform and the partner ecosystem that surrounds it to solve their most pressing challenges. Our partner Microsoft is helping organizations around the world in Retail gain better insights into their big data with Azure HDInsight and additional Azure […]

At the beginning of February, HP announced their intent to acquire Voltage Security to expand data encryption security solutions for Cloud and Big Data. Today, both companies share their thoughts about the acquisition. Carole Murphy, Director Product Marketing at Voltage Security, and Albert Biketi, Vice President and General Manager at HP Atalla, tell us more […]

Today EMC is launching their EMC® Business Data Lake solution, the first fully-engineered, enterprise-grade solution for a Data Lake running on EMC infrastructure. At Hortonworks, we’ve been assisting customers on their journey to a data lake via a Modern Data Architecture (MDA) and our vision and EMC’s vision are highly complementary and so we’re delighted […]

On Tuesday March 24th at 10am Pacific Time, Duane Lyons, Practice Lead at Clarity Solution Group, will join me Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks General Manager of Retail and Consumer Products to discuss “Consumer720”. During our one-hour webinar, Duane and I will lay out the details of using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to enrich a single view […]

Today, we’re delighted to have a guest blog post from Cameron Peek, who leads Partnership and Strategic Sales  at CSC, one of our Global System Integration and Hortonworks Data Platform Resellers.  In the spirit of providing our clients innovative, thought proving actionable content for consideration, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is thrilled to present a two […]

Forrester recently called Apache Hadoop adoption “mandatory” for the enterprise. For most organizations, moving forward with Hadoop is no longer a question of if, but when. Hadoop-powered insight into big data is enabling market disruption in every industry and the market winners are those who handle that data most effectively and at the lowest cost. […]

On March 25th, Josh Lee, Global Director for Insurance Marketing at Informatica and Cindy Maike, General Manager, Insurance at Hortonworks, will be joining the Insurance Journal in a webinar on “How to Become an Analytics-Ready Insurer.” Register for the Webinar on March 25th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern time Josh and Cindy exchange perspectives on what […]

Changes in technology and customer expectations create new challenges for how insurers engage their customers, manage risk information and control the rising frequency and severity of claims. Carriers need to rethink traditional models for customer engagement. Advances in technology and the adoption of retail engagement models drive fundamental changes in how customers shop for and […]

Cisco and Hortonworks established their official alliance back in 2013. Together, they have been bringing to life the vision of a single big data platform for the enterprise. As every industry is witnessing unprecedented quantities of data and a variety of new data types e.g. clickstream and behavior, machine and sensor, geographic data, server logs, […]

Managing online security for companies is a big task. In a world of increasing cyber threats, the risks to financial organizations are greater than they have ever been. Data breaches result not only in financial loss from data theft and misuse, but in significant reputation damage to the organizations that experience them. How can such […]

In this guest blog, Kumar Srivastava, senior director of product management at ClearStory Data, shares his thoughts on ClearStory’s integration with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) We are excited to be working with and announcing ClearStory Data’s integration with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) during Strata + Hadoop World 2015. This partnership with Hortonworks is significant as […]

OspreyData is a Hortonworks® technology partner whose solution is certified both for Hortonworks Data Platform and YARN. The company delivers agile big data analytics solutions for the oil and gas industry. In this blog, Al Brown, CTO at OspreyData, shares his thoughts on how the industry is addressing a big problem: unplanned interruptions to production. […]

Today, SAS and Hortonworks, two long-time partners and innovators in the Big Data and Analytics space, have announced the certification and release of SAS® Data Loader for Hadoop. Read the guest blog post below and learn more about SAS and Hortonworks’ joint efforts, thanks to Keith Renison, Senior Solutions Architect for SAS Global Technology Practice. […]

There are lots of ways to interact with Hortonworks at this weeks Strata +Hadoop World event. Exhibitor Booth 1321 While at our booth you can talk with our experts and get the latest on Hortonworks, get an overview of Apache Hadoop or hear more about how we are helping organizations drive success with Hadoop. You […]