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Customers want to make more rapid, data-driven decisions but historically this has been challenging in the era of Big Data. Predictive analytics, machine learning and statistical algorithms are at the leading edge of where enterprises can unlock the value hidden in their data to deliver timely insights for intelligent decisions.

Zementis is a new Hortonworks Technology Partner offering a standards-based predictive analytics scoring engine for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and existing data repositories as part of the Modern Data Architecture (MDA).…

In this blog, Paul Phillips, EMEA Sales Director at Hortonworks, discusses the importance of extending big data science courses to PhD students and scientists. This joint venture with KPMG provides an opportunity to “bring excellent basic skills that are useful in data science and this programme aims to commercialize these skills and ease the path to a data science profession.”

At Hortonworks, we encourage our team members to innovate and as the Open Source community grows, it is also vital that we play our part to ensure the community is continually reinvigorated with new ideas and innovation. …

According to New York Observer, there were couple of major social reasons that spurred the genesis and growth of Meetup.com. First, it was Robert Putman’s book Bowling Alone, in which he talks about the collapse of communities in America. And the second was an event that not only changed the world but changed New York: it was the aftermath of September 11, where strangers cared about greeting, meeting, and talking.…

Hurry, time is running out to join Mike Ferguson, independent analyst and thought leader in Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Smart Business, as he explores how the growing business demand to analyze new sources of data is impacting on traditional architectures and how these architectures need to change to accommodate big data analytical workloads.

In this brief session, Mike looks at new analytical use cases, the types of data that need to be analyzed, and the role of Hadoop in a modern analytical environment.…

On May 15, Owen O’Malley and Carter Shanklin hosted the second of our seven Discover HDP 2.1 webinars. Owen and Carter discussed the Stinger Initiative and the improvements to Apache Hive that are included in HDP 2.1:

  • Faster queries with Hive on Tez, vectorized query execution and a cost-based optimizer
  • New SQL semantics and datatypes
  • SQL-standard authorization
  • The Hive job visualizer in Apache Ambari
  • And many more

Here is the complete recording of the webinar.…

Are your business users able to quickly access and report on the massive amount of data flowing into Hadoop? Learn how leading companies are already accelerating the speed of innovation using the combination of Hadoop and the Actian Analytics Platform. In this webinar, Hortonworks and Actian will describe how you can:

  • Deploy modern data architecture accessible to business users
  • Combine flows from any data source and Hadoop to deliver transformative business value
  • Unleash business analysts on Hadoop data without coding
  • Deliver analytic results right at the point of business: the right offer, at the right price, to the right prospect, in a timeframe of relevance

Register now to accelerate Big Data 2 with Hortonworks and Actian!…

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.…

I recently sat down with Himanshu Bari to discuss how Apache Ambari will serve as the single point of management for Hadoop 2 clusters integrated with Apache Storm and its real-time, streaming event processing.

Himanshu discusses Apache Storm’s five key benefits and how those will add to the power and stability of a Hadoop 2 stack, providing analysis of huge data flows from the second data is created and then for decades of historical analysis of that data stored in HDFS.…

Microsoft and Hortonworks have been working together for over two years now with the goal of bringing the power of Big Data to a billion people. As a result of that work, today we announced the General Availability of HDP 2.0 for Windows with the full power of YARN.

There are already over half a billion Excel users on this planet.

So, we have put together a short tutorial on the Hortonworks Sandbox where we walk through the end-to-end data pipeline using HDP and Microsoft Excel in the shoes of a data analyst at a financial services firm where she:

  • Cleans and aggregates 10 years of raw stock tick data from NYSE
  • Enriches the data model by looking up additional attributes from Wikipedia
  • Creates an interactive visualization on the model

You can find the tutorial here.…

Congrats to our partner, Revolution Analytics, on the general availability of Revolution R Enterprise 7 (RRE7). With this release, you can now run R natively in Hortonworks Data Platform by simply moving their R-powered analytics to Hadoop. Users will be able to run the high-performance distributed R functions in Revolution R Enterprise without having to move the data out of Hadoop, and using the Hadoop nodes as a parallel computation grid.…

This is a guest post from our partner, Revelytix who recently created a step-by-step tutorial on using Loom with the Hortonworks Sandbox. 

Enterprises are excited about the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for many reasons, such as low cost, scalability, and flexibility. The latter in particular holds out new possibilities for data science. The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) accepts files of any type and format, unlike traditional data warehouses which require a schema up front.…

Recently, SAP and Hortonworks announced the next step in the relationship with SAP, where SAP resells and provided enterprise support for the Hortonworks Data Platform. Since then, we’ve been working together to showcase how SAP HANA + Hortonworks Data Platform provide “Instant Insight and Infinite Scale”. The combination of HANA and the Hortonworks Data Platform is a perfect match. SAP HANA uniformly amplifies the value of Big Data across this data fabric including large data sets that are stored in Hadoop.…

Hortonworks customers can now enhance their Hadoop applications with Elasticsearch real-time data exploration, analytics, logging and search features, all designed to help businesses ask better questions, get clearer answers and better analyze their business metrics in real-time.

Hortonworks Data Platform and Elasticsearch make for a powerful combination of technologies that are extremely useful to anyone handling large volumes of data on a day-to-day basis. With the ability of YARN to support multiple workloads, customers with current investments in flexible batch processing can also add real-time search applications from Elasticsearch.…

A consequence of living in a globalized, connected world  is the unfortunate presence of online fraud. Fraud applies to all industries and affects businesses of all sizes. Given that we’re coming up on the holidays, and specifically with North America’s love of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this week we partnered with Datameer on a very topical discussion  about best practices on how to fight fraud using Hortonworks Data Platform to integrate Hadoop and Datameer.…

Today, we are pleased to announce our strategic alliance between Hortonworks and SAS. Through this alliance we are committing to expand the integration between the SAS business analytics and data management capabilities and the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

By better integrating SAS Business Analytics and HDP, SAS users can easily incorporate Hadoop as a component of their data architecture to capture, process and analyze data of any type and scale. This allows businesses to leverage powerful SAS analytic and data management capabilities across massive data sets, including new data sources that previously could not be captured and analyzed.…

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