The Hortonworks Blog

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 of the Year Award for both the West and Central U.S. Regions.

The Hortonworks team is honored to receive the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year Award – an honor that we received thanks to our longstanding relationship with Microsoft.…

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. Spark is also democratizing Machine Learning and making it easier and approachable to more developers.

Today Microsoft announced support for Spark in HDInsight – this is a big step towards driving customer adoption for Spark workloads on Hadoop clusters in Azure.…

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 Cloudbreak. Other choices include Google Cloud Platform, Openstack, and AWS.

But in this blog, I’ll show how you can deploy Hadoop in Azure with few clicks by running HDP multimode cluster in Azure’s Linux VM using Cloudbreak.…

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 telling the story of of the transformative nature of Apache Hadoop along with the increasing pervasiveness of enterprise Hadoop driven through a vibrant ecosystem.…

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 for the 3rd year in a row showing of a history of joint engineering and commitment to the Microsoft platforms and users.…

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 Open@EMC booth. We’d love to meet with you to discuss how EMC Isilon and the Hortonworks Data Platform deliver a Modern Data Architecture.…

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 success to enable transformational change across our joint customers. We as a Hadoop community are succeeding everyday in transforming enterprises into a data-first organization.…

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 is a must-have for large enterprises

I couldn’t agree more with Mike’s assessment, and I encourage you to read the report: “Predictions 2015: Hadoop Will Become a Cornerstone of Your Business Technology Agenda”.…

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 that HDP is comprised of. We also provide tutorials to help you get a jumpstart on how to use HDP to implement a Modern Data Architecture at your organization.…

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 environment.

Microsoft and Hortonworks have joined forces to help simplify and ease the transformation of your current Apache Hadoop deployment to hybrid cloud architecture.…

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 the completely open Apache Ambari framework to deploy, manage and monitor Hadoop clusters on premise or in the cloud.…

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 Sean Anderson, Manager of Data Service at Rackspace, the managed cloud company.

In 2012, Rackspace and Hortonworks partnered to expand the capabilities of Enterprise HadoopTM to both public cloud utility services and private clouds utilizing the popular open-source cloud platform Openstack.…

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 & process data using dynamic compute resources. Advanced scale out analytics has enabled enterprises to derive insight and operationalize them for improved outcomes.…

As more organizations consider the cloud as a component of their Apache Hadoop deployments, we can look to our partners for a range of solutions designed to meet these needs. This is the first post in a series on partner solutions available for deploying Hadoop in the cloud. We will build on the Hybrid deployment post with general use cases for Hadoop in a Hybrid cloud. Through our partners we have broad set of options for the cloud available today spanning on-premises, virtual and cloud-based deployments.…

More and more solution providers are integrating with Hortonworks Data Platform to provide their customers with enterprise Hadoop.

As part of our HDP 2.1 certification series, I would like to introduce Greg Benson, Chief Scientist at SnapLogic. In this blog, Greg provides some insights about the value of obtaining HDP 2.1 certification and the benefits of integration platform as a service (iPaaS). 

SnapLogic provides a cloud-based service for performing a wide range of data and application integration tasks.…