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The Hortonworks Blog

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span across Apache Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark, […]

In this guest blog, Oliver Chiu, Microsoft’s product marketing manager for Hadoop/Big Data and Data Warehousing, explains how customers can benefit from deploying Apache Spark and HDP on Azure HDInsight for their enterprise and mission-critical big data jobs. On July 10, Microsoft announced the public preview availability of Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight. Azure HDInsight is […]

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is well underway. The conference is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s partner community to understand key marketing and business strategies and engage with the Microsoft community. At this year’s conference, Microsoft’s National Sales Organization announced its 2015 Partner of the Year awards, and Hortonworks has been recognized with the Cloud Partner […]

Apache Spark has garnered a lot of developer attention and is often the top of agenda in my customer interactions. Since we announced support for Spark in HDP, we have seen broad customer adoption of our Spark offering. Our customers love Spark for the simplicity of its API, speed of development and the runtime performance. […]

In his blog, Tim Hall wrote, “Enterprises are embracing Apache Hadoop to enable their modern data architectures and power new analytic applications. The freedom to choose the on-premises or cloud environments for Hadoop that best meets the business needs is a critical requirement.” One of the choices in deploying Hadoop in the cloud environment is with Microsoft Azure using […]

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love […]

This week we are participating in the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. Microsoft Ignite focuses on all Microsoft technologies and professionals and we are excited to demonstrate all of the ways we’ve been working with Microsoft to Do Hadoop together. As a long time Microsoft partner we are glad to be participating in this event […]

It’s going to be a big week at EMC World! We’ll be exhibiting at the event and there are a number of opportunities to meet with us and hear about the partnership between EMC and Hortonworks. We look forward to seeing you there! Booth Hortonworks will be in booth #132, right next to the EMC […]

We at Hortonworks live by a few core principles: Innovate at the core of Hadoop Make Hadoop be an Enterprise Class Data Platform Do it all in open source Enable the ecosystem Our vision of “Hadoop Everywhere” is shared by our partner community who bring their industry expertise, unique software value-add and passion for customer […]

As we are finalizing our preparations for what will surely be another successful Hadoop Summit Europe event, one thing has become unequivocally clear: the Hadoop challenge is no longer about acceptance. It’s no longer about adoption. It’s about Hadoop being pervasive. Hadoop is everywhere. As Mike Gualtieri of Forrester wrote in a recent report: Hadoop […]

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox on Microsoft Azure. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for Developers, Data Scientists and Administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Hive, Pig, YARN, Ambari, Falcon, Ranger and other components […]

An increasing number of enterprises are either currently using or are planning to use cloud deployment models to expand their IT infrastructure for big data. We find that organizations are looking for an open and flexible platform that enables them to deploy big data and Hadoop solutions on-premises, in the cloud and in a hybrid […]

Today Microsoft announced two important new updates to their Azure HDInsight Service with Apache Hadoop 2.6, now available on new clusters. We are excited to continue to work alongside Microsoft in expanding the deployment options to the Linux Operating System for managed Hadoop as a Service Azure HDInsight clusters. The HDInsight on Linux Preview leverages […]

Big data and cloud computing are top priorities in enterprise IT today. Organizations are adopting these two disruptive technologies because of the promise of lower cost, flexibility, portability and ease of management. Today’s blog is another in a series discussing Apache Hadoop in the cloud as a key deployment option. Our guest blogger today is […]

We are living in a hyper connected world. Digitization has lead to massive improvements in human productivity and enabled us to find solutions that would otherwise be simply impossible. Spurring digitization has been a perfect confluence of network, compute and analytics. Thanks to cloud computing, individuals and enterprises of any scale can continuously collect & […]