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The Hortonworks Blog

Recent industry research by both Strategy Meets Action (SMA) and Novarica highlights analytics as the top priority for the insurance industry. Further, the Insurers’ 2016 Strategic Initiatives: Advancing Industry Transformation report by SMA identified customer engagement as another top priority for insurers. Success in the insurance industry depends on your company’s ability to quickly interact […]

This morning at Hadoop Summit, I gave a talk about how data will transform everything and the need for Connected Data Platforms.  Let me explain what I mean. Data is Transforming the Enterprise Until now, enterprise data was largely structured and not particularly diverse. This reality spawned what we know now as traditional IT best […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by industry experts from the industry. Here are just a few of the business focussed sessions, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. What is Data? And What Are You Doing? Speaker: Russell Foltz-Smith from RFS Productions  Abstract: We all talk about and do […]

With the growing volumes of diverse data being stored in the Data Lake, any breach of this enterprise-wide data can be catastrophic, from privacy violations and regulatory infractions to corporate image and long-term shareholder value. Seshu Adunuthula – Head of Analytics Infrastructure, eBay acting as Track Chair for Governance and Security for Hadoop Summit San Jose has […]

I’m just reaching the end of my first month at Hortonworks based in our London office.  Most of that time has been spent with our customers understanding their use cases, reading about trends and developments in data analytics or watching videos about everything from connected data platforms to modern data apps to the bits and bytes […]

Before we drill down into how Hortonworks partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to design and develop a platform to discover genomic links to cancer, let’s take a look at a few of cancer’s fundamental attributes. Cancer is both a complicated and complex disease.  Cancer is complicated because it is not actually a single disease, but rather the […]

by Tendu Yogurtcu, PhD – General Manager of Big Data, Syncsort This week, Hortonworks announced an exciting expansion of our long-standing partnership. Hortonworks will now resell Syncsort’s leading Hadoop data integration software, DMX-h for onboarding ETL processing in Hadoop. DMX-h will enable our joint customers to easily access and collect data from a diverse set […]

Attunity is an ISV partner of Hortonworks focused provides data optimization and data integration software that helps Hortonworks customers address exploding data growth and efficiently manage the performance of BI and data warehouse systems. As our guest blogger today, Carole Gunst, Marketing Director at Attunity, introduces the findings of a recent report on Data Lake Adoption, the […]

Posted in partnership with Paige Schaefer, Product Marketing at Trifacta. The insurance industry is wrestling with the tremendous growth of data sources at its disposal. Traditional ETL processes are expensive, time-consuming, and complicated by the variety of data structures and formats. In contrast, Hadoop platforms provide a clean, safe, and manageable format for data wrangling, the […]

Are you still learning about the Data Lake? Wondering how it can help your organization manage and leverage massive amounts of data? On September 8th, VHA, the largest member-owned health care company delivering supply chain management services and clinical services to its members, will share their experience and explain how they simplified data management and […]

This is a guest blog post from Jerry Megaro, Merck’s Director of Innovation and Manufacturing Analytics. Jerry established the practice of Data Excellence and Data Sciences within the Merck Manufacturing Division and now leads initiatives to transform Merck Manufacturing into a data-driven organization that enhances the company’s performance across the supply chain. Hortonworks experience working […]

All segments of the oil and gas industry are adopting Hadoop, from exploration through to drilling, production, transportation, refining, and retail. The Hortonworks Oil and Gas team will be demonstrating some of the Hadoop-based advanced analytics applications for the upstream oil and gas industry at PNEC Houston (the International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information, […]

Next week, in Las Vegas, thousands of attendees will join Informatica World to explore just how far data can take them. Many companies already rely on massive volumes of internal and external data to create new insights and build innovative and profitable business models. Where are you on your journey? To learn more about how […]

The connected and collected vehicle data, emitted through embedded smart sensors, are transforming the automotive industry. Is this hype or reality? To discuss the reality of this transformation, to tackle management of streams of data from connected cars, and to share new data architectures that process, manage and analyze volumes of data, automakers and key […]

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 […]