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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 […]

Early this year, we announced our partnership with Pivotal and Syncsort,  incorporating key technologies from the ecosystem to optimize the value from Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms. Today, I am very excited to announce an addition with our partnership to provide global access to and resell AtScale. Customers are constantly asking us to find simpler, faster […]

Hadoop Summit San Jose is here once again and with it comes a reminder of the power of the Open Source Community and the tremendous innovation which continues to occur within the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.  At Hortonworks, we get the opportunity to engage with this vibrant, creative, and talented group of engineers all year round, […]

Visual, real-time provenance validates veracity of data It’s been nine months since I first learned about Hortonworks DataFlow, which is powered by Apache NiFi, Kafka and Storm. Back then, I was immediately able to see the productivity benefits that the Apache NiFi aspect of HDF would have brought to my previous work in analyzing data […]

Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink These lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge also accurately describe the companies that are trying to transform themselves into a data driven company. These organizations have astronomical volumes of raw data at their disposal but how do they find that proverbial […]

We are right on the verge of some great celebrations of 10 years of Apache Hadoop! Hadoop Summit San Jose 2016 is almost here too marking these celebrations! Held on June 28-30, 2016, it is the event for technical and business audiences to learn how big data continues to a major force in transforming the […]

Hadoop Summit San Jose (#HS16SJ), is rapidly approaching and is less than 2 weeks away! The Hortonworks office is perfecting every detail of Summit, from keynotes to special events.  One particular event that I am eager to attend at Summit is the Women in Big Data (WiBD) Lunch and Panel. On Tuesday, June 28th from […]

Hadoop Summit is an industry-leading Hadoop community event for business leaders and technology experts (such as architects, data scientists and Hadoop developers) to learn about the technologies and business drivers transforming data. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hadoop and we are celebrating! More than 5,000 Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts are expected to […]

In this age, all systems need to be up all the time and run efficiently. It is not that simple and most of us need help and advice from experts who have done this before. The great news is that there are a set of experts ready to help and share their experiences at Hadoop Summit San […]

Business is having to adapt or die, and building data-aware compelling applications are key in this evolving market. Jim Walker – Vice President of Marketing, EverString lead the Modern Data Track session selection for Hadoop Summit San Jose. His committee focussed on submissions that showcased applications that derived business value and competitive advantage from large volumes of data. These set of […]

About the author: Paul Boal is the big data practice lead at Amitech Solutions. At StampedeCon in St. Louis on July 26-28, 2016 he will be presenting more details on the use of NiFi and Hadoop to manage and analyze data from wearable fitness devices in a population health management solution with Big Cloud Analytics. […]

The previous two posts have covered the business & strategic need for Wealth Management IT applications to reimagine themselves to support their clients. How is this to be accomplished and what does a candidate architectural design pattern look like? What are the key enterprise wide IT concerns? This third & final post (3/3) tackles these questions. […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by experts in the Healthcare field. Here are just a few of the sessions focussed on Healthcare, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. How Hadoop and a Modern Data Platform Can Enable Transformation in Healthcare Speaker: Beata Puncevic from Blue Cross Blue Shield […]

By 2020, it is estimated that more than 40 ZB of data will be generated annually. This “Big Data” is transforming every single industry. In this blog, I will talk about how Big Data is transforming Public Transportation, especially Rail Transportation. Big Data is transforming both the Plan phase and Operations phase of the Rail […]

There were a lot of great activities and sessions at the recent Apache: Big Data North America in Vancouver, B.C. I enjoyed the technical level of the sessions and meeting others who contribute to projects in the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The sessions I went to had a high level of interesting technical content, with […]