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Syncsort is a Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner and has over 40 years of experience helping organizations integrate big data…smarter. Keith Kohl, Director of Product Management, Syncsort, is our guest blogger. Below he talks about the importance of certification and how it benefits Syncsort’s customers and prospects interested in Hadoop.

Back in January, Syncsort announced our partnership with Hortonworks and the certification of DMX-h on HDP 2.0. I was also given the opportunity to write a guest BLOG on the Hortonworks site about HDP 2 and the GA of YARN (thanks Hortonworks!).…

There’s no denying that the information collected by Big Data architectures such as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is revolutionizing how enterprises view and understand their business. The data contains deep insights into many aspects of the business such as sales, customer trends and buying patterns.

The problem has been not only how to extract those insights from the data but how to get it quickly and easily into the hands of the people who need it the most. …

Fino Consulting is a new Consulting and Systems Integration Partner of Hortonworks serving Fortune 1000 companies with winning business solutions through data science. Fino is an early mover in cloud computing, challenging clients to “Re-think what they know about cloud-computing” to build high-performance sustainable applications and stretch the boundaries of enterprise data. Fino uses HDInsight from Microsoft for client solutions because of its versatile, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any type, while leveraging all the features and functionality of Microsoft’s resources.…

As enterprises build new applications with the data they cost effectively capture and process with Apache Hadoop it is important for the platform to facilitate the app dev processes. That’s why we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our partnership with Concurrent, Inc. to simplify and accelerate application development on Hadoop.

There are two components to this expanded partnership.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is in its infancy. You can buy wireless bathroom scales to upload data to monitoring tools helping you manage your weight. You can buy a connected refrigerator that keeps track of the inventory to remind you what you need to buy. It’s fascinating to think about the future of possibilities. In a recent podcast on the SAP Future of Business with Game-Changers Radio, panelist Matt Healey (Analyst at Technology Business Research) commented that he wasn’t ready for the day when his scale and refrigerator talked.…

LOOK Innovative is a new consulting partner of Hortonworks specializing in business applications of Hadoop for retail vertical market.

LOOK Innovative concentrates on delivering the complete Omni-Channel digital experience to retailers, which is the evolution of multi-channel retailing. Omni-Channel is a seamless approach for the consumer through all available shopping channels, including mobile internet devices, computers, bricks-and-mortar, television, radio, direct mail, catalog and so on. It means that consumers make buying decisions based on information from many sources and may purchase through any of those sources – they might research online but buy at the local store and may research at the store but buy online.…

One of the key concerns in the financial industry today is the alarming increase in fraudulent activities.  It is estimated that over $12 billion is spent on fraud detection and prevention and that number is projected to increase significantly over the next few years. Customer data gets compromised and this leads to a decreased level of customer satisfaction and retention, which results in revenue declines for financial organizations.

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As financial institutions continue to embrace the adoption of big data infrastructures like the Hortonworks Data Platform based on Hadoop, there is a wealth of information collected that can help with more sophisticated fraud detection. …

Yesterday our partner Teradata announced a new capability called Teradata QueryGrid that further deepens the integration between the Teradata Data Warehouse and the Hortonworks Data Platform. This announcement is important because it delivers on the promise and the value of the Modern Data Architecture by demonstrating how the two technologies complement each other for the enterprise.

Teradata pioneered deeper integration with Apache Hadoop through integration with H-Catalog initially with Aster SQL-H and then the Data Warehouse and now they have taken it to the next level with Teradata QueryGrid.…

There is no doubt that enterprises recognize how Big Data is crucial to monetizing their business.  The information contained in the volumes of data collected can offer key insights into product, customer and competitive trends.  There are a variety of sophisticated tools for Big Data analytics and processing but most big data implementations are based on rudimentary technologies like FTP based scripts for data collection and distribution.

Although FTP is a widely used protocol, there is an inherent lack of reliability in this approach.  …

We are excited to welcome Blackrock and Passport Capital as Hortonworks investors who today led a $100M round of funding with continued participation from all existing investors.

This latest round of funding will allow us to double-down on our founding strategy: to make open source Apache Hadoop a true enterprise data platform. To that end we are focused in two areas:…

1. Lead the innovation of Hadoop. In open source, for everyone.

We’ve said many times that in order for Apache Hadoop to succeed as the next generation data platform and power the Modern Data Architecture there must be a thriving ecosystem of enterprise vendors around it. It’s been core to our strategy from day one to foster these ecosystem vendors and work collaboratively to make them successful.

Download our Whitepaper: Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture.

Our strategy of delivering enterprise Hadoop  as 100% open source has resulted in close alignment and tight partnerships with a broad Hadoop ecosystem with vendors large and small including major data management leaders like SAP and Teradata.…

If there’s one thing my interactions with our customers has taught me, it’s that Apache Hadoop didn’t disrupt the datacenter, the data did. The explosion of new types of data in recent years has put tremendous pressure on the datacenter, both technically and financially, and an architectural shift is underway where Enterprise Hadoop is playing a key role in the resulting modern data architecture.

Download our Whitepaper: Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture.

Due to the flourish of Apache Software Foundation projects that have emerged in recent years in and around the Apache Hadoop project, a common question I get from mainstream enterprises is: What is the definition of Hadoop?

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This question goes beyond the Apache Hadoop project itself, since most folks know that it’s an open source technology borne out of the experience of web scale consumer companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook and others who were confronted with the need to store and process massive quantities of data.…

This is the seventh in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are:

Any financial services business cares about minimizing risk and maximizing opportunity. Banks weigh the risk of opening accounts versus the opportunity to hold deposits.…

Luminar is one of Hortonworks’ original customers. Apache Hadoop is a pillar of their modern data architecture, and since choosing Hortonworks in 2012, the Luminar team became expert users of Hortonworks Data Platform version 1.

They were eager to migrate to HDP2 after it launched in October 2013.

I recently spoke with Juan Manuel Alonso, Luminar’s Manager of Insights. Juan Manuel worked with the Hortonworks professional services team to plan and execute the migration from HDP1 to HDP2.…

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