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This guest post is from Gavin Sherry, Vice President of Engineering, Data, at Pivotal. A long time contributor to database technology, Gavin was one of the early contributors to the PostgreSQL project. This led him to join the Greenplum Database R&D team. More recently, Gavin launched Pivotal HAWQ, Pivotal’s SQL on Hadoop engine.

Intro

In the ten years since Hadoop was first conceived at Yahoo!, the big data market has taken off.…

By now, we have all heard about Big Data. However, approaches to derive value from the phenomenon vary greatly from one organization to another. While companies like Facebook, Google or Yahoo! were birthplaces of game-changing innovations, most corporations are still trying to figure out how to unlock the power of Big Data.

In this video series created in collaboration between Informatica and Hortonworks, two pioneers and leaders in the data space, you will hear about a wide range of topics addressed in simple business terms.…

Since our founding in 2011, Hortonworks has had a fundamental belief: the only way to deliver infrastructure platform technology is completely in open source. Moreover, we believe that collaborative open source software development under the governance model of an entity like the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the best way to accelerate innovation that targets enterprise end users since it brings the largest number of developers together in a way that enables innovation to happen far faster than any single vendor could achieve and in a way that is free of friction for the enterprise.…

VoltDB is a Certified Hortonworks Technology Partner and developers of an in-memory relational DBMS capable of supporting high volume OLTP and real-time analytics with Hortonworks Data Platform. Our guest blogger today is John Piekos, vice president of engineering at VoltDB.

It’s a common phrase here at VoltDB: Streaming Apps are Really Database Apps When You Use a Database that’s Fast Enough.

What does that mean?

We’re seeing a trend: developers are struggling to create interactive, real-time applications on fast streaming data.…

Have you ever wondered how to share content infrastructure that transparently synchronizes information with your existing systems? Are you looking for ways to build an open standards-based platform for deep analysis and data monetization? If so, you will want to join our webinar on Wednesday, January 21st, at 10 AM PT.

Our Big Data experts will teach you how to:

  • Leverage 100% of your data, including text, images, audio, video, and many more data types to be automatically consumed and enriched using HP Haven and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).
  • Cindy Maike, GM, Insurance at Hortonworks

    Financial services and the insurance industry are projected by many research organizations to benefit significantly from the usage of new information and advanced analytics by blending new data sources. As an industry, insurance depends on data; however, we have always had to struggle with it and now, we have an explosion of new data available.

    The key is to determine what new information is important to your business strategy and what new questions it can provide insights for, and weave that into existing data sources.…

    We take pride in producing valuable technical blogs and sharing it with a wider audience. Of all the blogs published in 2014 on our website, the following were most popular:

  • Improving Spark for Data Pipelines with Native YARN Integration.

    Gopal Vijayaraghavan and Oleg Zhurakousky demonstrate improved Apache Spark, which with the help of the pluggable execution context.

  • HDP 2.2 A Major Step Forward for Enterprise Hadoop

    Tim Hall outlines six months of innovation and new features across Apache Hadoop and its related projects.

  • As we approach the opening bell on Nasdaq and another milestone for open source Apache Hadoop, we at Hortonworks want to thank those who have contributed deeply to this journey. We owe you – our customers – a huge thank you. Your active collaboration with us in the Apache Hadoop community has greatly impacted the trajectory of this platform for data management and has established a path for how thousands of other enterprises can successfully build a new open data architecture that brings all data under management.…

    Data platforms within Enterprises are in midst of a generational shift. After successful reliance on databases for decades, leading organizations today are complementing their data platforms to create a Modern Data Architecture (MDA) with Apache Hadoop in a Data Lake environment. Hadoop with its scale out and schema free architecture enables organizations to store and analyze all its structured and unstructured data in a single consolidated data environment. A key partner in the Hadoop journey has been the complementary infrastructure of server, storage and networking.…

    I’m incredibly excited to announce the launch of a combined HP Vertica – Hortonworks Sandbox. Available now, you can download this new, combined Sandbox for free from the HP Vertica Marketplace. All you need to do is signup for a free account.

    Once you have an account setup, you can easily navigate to the Hadoop Icon on the left hand side of the page and click through to the Hortonworks Icon.…

    Hortonworks is pleased to be part of the “going green” movement and even more pleased to introduce guest bloggers from Actian and Slingshot Power. In this blog, Slingshot Power describes their use case on how Hadoop and analytics can influence and increase the adoption of clean energy use.

    By Ashish Gupta, CMO & SVP Business Development, Actian

    Recently, we announced with Slingshot Power their use of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition.…

    A Cosmopolitan Metropolis

    Brussels, Belgium, conjures images of a cosmopolitan metropolis, where geopolitical summits are held, where world economic forums are debated, where global European institutions are headquartered, and where citizens and diplomats fluently converse in more than three languages—English, French, Dutch or German, along with other non-official local flavors.

    To this colorful collage, add the image of a Hadoop Summit Europe 2015 for big data developers, practitioners, industry experts, and entrepreneurs, who make a difference in the digital world, who fluently code in multiple programming languages—Java, Python, Scala, C++, Pig, SQL, or R—and innovate and incubate Apache projects.…

    Increasingly, companies around the world are adopting Apache Hadoop as a core component of their Modern Data Architecture (MDA) in order to collect, store, analyze and manipulate massive quantities of data on their own terms—regardless of the source of that data, how old it is, where it is stored, or under what format. Once they build their Modern Data Architecture, what is the best way for them to manage and monitor their Hadoop clusters?…

    Recently the Oracle Data Integrator products were certified on the Hortonworks Data Platform version 2.1 and we’re delighted to be working more closely with Oracle engineering on these kinds of efforts. We’re happy to bring this guest blog to you today, written by Alex Kotopoulis, Product Manager, Oracle Data Integration for Big Data, at Oracle to discuss the recent integration and certification initiatives. You can learn more by joining our webinar on November 11, register here.…

    On October 15 we announced that we would support Apache Hadoop as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on Microsoft Azure. This made us the first Hadoop vendor to give customers and prospects access to that flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure for their big data deployments.

    This guide walks you through using the Azure Gallery to quickly deploy Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) clusters on Microsoft Azure IaaS.

    What you need is:

    • A Microsoft Azure account
    • That’s it!