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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.…

Today’s guest blog comes from Matt Davies at Splunk, where he is the Director of Marketing.

You can’t really escape the fact that we’re in the age of the customer. From CRM to the “long tail” to multi-channel to social media brand sentiment to Net Promoter Scores – it is all about customer experience. Big Data has an important part to play – no great revelation there but how do you actually do it?…

Novetta is a new Hortonworks Technology Partner and recently achieved HDP 2.1 Certification and YARN Ready status. In this guest blog, Jennifer Reed, director of product management at Novetta, talks about Novetta’s YARN Ready entity resolution and relationship dimension-building application.

The New Era of Analytics

Thomas Davenport, in his keynote at the Hadoop Summit San Jose 2014, said that the big data analytics has entered a new phase: From Analytics 2.0 to 3.0.…

Hortonworks and Informatica have teamed up to provide the data systems and tools making up the foundation of the modern data architecture. Today, Scott Hedrick, Director of Big Data Partnerships at Informatica, tells us more about the brand new Informatica Big Data Edition Trial Sandbox for Hortonworks

With the help of our friends at Hortonworks, the Informatica Big Data team has preinstalled a 60-day trial version of the Informatica Big Data Edition into the Hortonworks Sandbox.…

What drives successful implementations of big data analytics projects? Hortonworks’ Director of Data Science,

Ofer Mendelevitch, Director of Data Science, Hortonworks

Ofer Mendelevitch, teams up with Zementis’ Founder and CEO Michael Zeller to discuss their learnings from working with dozens of companies from small cloud-based start-ups to some of the largest companies in the world.

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Hortonworks will present their approach to using Apache Hadoop for predictive models with big data, and the benefits of Hadoop to data scientists.…

Continuing our ecosystem momentum for the next generation of SQL in Hadoop, here to share his insights with us on the potential that Stinger.next holds for both the individual data worker as well as the data driven company alike is Dustin Smith, Product Marketing Manager at Tableau Software.

The work delivered over the last year as part of Stinger has made a tremendous impact for our customers who are using Tableau to analyze Hadoop data, and we are excited to see this momentum continue under the leadership of Hortonworks within the Apache Hive community. …

Geoff Flood is president of T4G Limited and co-chair of the province of New Brunswick Research & Innovation Council. In this guest blog, Geoff elaborates on why “partnering with Hortonworks was simply a no-brainer for us. It’s a decision that will deliver prized and measurable value to our customers.”

Big data is more than just buzz; it’s a big deal. It’s changing everything in our lives and all around us. As president of a successful technology services firm in Canada, I knew we had to change, too, when it comes to designing, developing and implementing solutions for our customers across North America.…

The key to monetization of Big Data is not only the ability to capture and process information quickly but also to analyze the data to derive meaningful insights.  Big Data can be complex, and often the expertise of a programmer is needed to create focused and targeted queries.

0xdata, a provider of open source machine learning and predictive analytics for Big Data, helps to facilitate the manipulation and extraction of data with the use of its H2O prediction engine for statisticians. …

Tresata, a Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner, is a next-generation predictive analytics software company that helps enterprises monetize big data™they have moved to Hadoop . In this blog, Tresata’s Director of Marketing, Katie Levans, (@katie_levans) describes the value of HDP 2.1 certification and the benefit of their solution. 

Last month Tresata announced the release of the third generation of their hugely successful software application TREE 3.3 and its subsequent certification on HDP 2.1.…

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