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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 fewer of those) and also to choose the right actions to take (because there were fewer possibilities there too).…

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 of your customers with social media and clickstream feeds to achieve a new level of consumer engagement.…

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 part webinar series with our Global partner, Hortonworks. In 2015, we find most of our clients have moved beyond exploring “What is big data?” and “How can I use big data?” and instead are now focused on “How can I ensure I am successful in my big data projects and see results quickly?”

The first webinar in the series will be presented this Thursday, March 19th at 10 am PST (register here) and will help attendees identify actionable next steps in their data analytics projects, no matter where they are today.…

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.

As with any new platform, making decisions on how best to implement and for what purpose can be challenging.…

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 “analytics ready” really means for insurers, and today we are sharing some of our views (join the webinar to learn more).…

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 organizations quickly and accurately identify risks to protect their data, their assets, and their customers? Threats to your network and vital data sets are constantly evolving to be more sophisticated, which makes them more difficult to detect, especially when you are relying on traditional tools.…

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.

The New Analytics Culture

Let’s talk about three key elements that drive data management for Hadoop.…

Informatica users leveraging HDP are now able to see a complete end-to-end visual data lineage map of everything done through the Informatica platform. In this blog post, Scott Hedrick, director Big Data Partnerships at Informatica, tells us more about end-to-end visual data lineage.

Hadoop adoption continues to accelerate within mainstream enterprise IT and, as always, organizations need the ability to govern their end-to-end data pipelines for compliance and visibility purposes. Working with Hortonworks, Informatica has extended the metadata management capabilities in Informatica Big Data Governance Edition to include data lineage visibility of data movement, transformation and cleansing beyond traditional systems to cover Apache Hadoop.…

Cindy Maike, GM, Insurance at Hortonworks

Financial services and the insurance industry are projected by many research organizations to benefit significantly from the usage of new information and advanced analytics by blending new data sources. As an industry, insurance depends on data; however, we have always had to struggle with it and now, we have an explosion of new data available.

The key is to determine what new information is important to your business strategy and what new questions it can provide insights for, and weave that into existing data sources.…

Our SI partner Ingenious Qube worked with a customer who wanted to price auto insurance based on driving behavior insights obtained from sensors on cars using Hortonworks Data Platform. Rajnish Goswami, CEO of Ingenious Qube, describes the customer story below.

The Situation

Insurance companies around the world strive to provide lower insurance rates, and auto insurance is no exception to this phenomenon. The automobile insurance companies are devising ways to derive innovative pricing models that will help customers reduce their insurance premiums; however, it requires an understanding of how one drives their vehicle.…

Introduction

In this 2nd part of the blog post and its accompanying IPython Notebook in our series on Data Science and Apache Hadoop, we continue to demonstrate how to build a predictive model with Apache Hadoop, using existing modeling tools. And this time we’ll use Apache Spark and ML-Lib.

Apache Spark is a relatively new entrant to the Hadoop ecosystem. Now running natively on Apache Hadoop YARN, the architectural center of Hadoop, Apache Spark is an in-memory data processing API and execution engine that is effective for machine learning and data science use cases.…

Hortonworks is pleased to be part of the “going green” movement and even more pleased to introduce guest bloggers from Actian and Slingshot Power. In this blog, Slingshot Power describes their use case on how Hadoop and analytics can influence and increase the adoption of clean energy use.

By Ashish Gupta, CMO & SVP Business Development, Actian

Recently, we announced with Slingshot Power their use of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition.…

Big data continues to dominate the discussion as businesses both big and small seek to make sense of what exactly it is, and more importantly, what they should do about it. The three biggest challenges associated with big data investments include determining how to get value from data, defining the big data strategy, and obtaining the skills and capabilities needed to make sense of it in a meaningful way.

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In part 1, Kenneth Peeples, JBoss technology evangelist and principal marketing manager for Data Virtualization and Fuse Service Works at Red Hat, gave us an overview of the Red Hat and Hortonworks webinar series and offered insights into JBoss Data Virtualization and HDP. He started with an overview of data virtualization with the Hortonworks Data Platform and went over the first use case, Sentiment and Sales Analysis. Today, he describes the three other use cases.…

Back in September, we presented a 3-part webinar series on our collaborations with Red Hat. Close to a thousand registrants and attendees participated and provided rich interaction to our series. The content included an overview of our strategic partnership, demonstrated a couple of demos, and provided tutorials to get you started on your Big Data journey with Red Hat and Apache Hadoop.

In this blog, Kenneth Peeples, JBoss technology evangelist and principal marketing manager for Data Virtualization and Fuse Service Works at Red Hat, recaps the webinar series and offers insights into JBoss Data Virtualization and HDP.…