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The Hortonworks Blog

As discussed in the previous blog in this series @ http://hortonworks.com/blog/frtb-fundamental-review-trading-book-changes-banking-risk-management/, the FRTB (Fundamental Review of the Trading Book) compels Banks to create unified teams from various departments – especially Risk, Finance, the Front Office (where trading desks sit) and Technology to address all of the above significant challenges of the regulation. From a technology capabilities standpoint, the FRTB […]

Earlier this year, we started making Technical Previews of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS available. The feedback and response has been incredible, and over the past few months, we performed many Technical Preview refreshes. Now we are ready to make it official and release the product into AWS Marketplace. Therefore, we are excited to announce […]

Regulatory Risk Management evolves… The Basel Committee of supranational supervision was put in place to ensure the stability of the financial system. The Basel Accords are the frameworks that essentially govern the risk taking actions of a bank. To that end, minimum regulatory capital standards are introduced that banks must adhere to. The Bank of International Settlements […]

This three part series explores the automated investment management or the “Robo-advisor” (RA) movement. The first post in this series @- http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2329 – discussed how Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as the front office is concerned. As a result, automated investment vehicles have largely begun changing that trend and they helping create a […]

The Financial regulators are driving a Data Evolution Traditionally technology moves fast, regulators react slow. When technology leaps forward, it enables financial firms to change the nature of their business – often into un-regulated territory; Regulators react to pass regulation to catch up. This model can work in slow moving markets, but in todays interconnected […]

As enterprises around the world bring more of their sensitive data into Hadoop data lakes, balancing the need for democratization of access to data without sacrificing strong security principles becomes paramount. According to a recent research report by Securosis, “Hadoop has (mostly) reached security parity with the relational platforms of old, and that’s saying a […]

A lot has been said about Data Lakes over the past five years. The call to action from our industry to customers was to take all your data-at-rest in databases and warehouses, and add to this to the data-in-motion from everything in your ecosystem. Then store all of the resulting terabytes and petabytes in a […]

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 […]