The Hortonworks Blog

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!

Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, customer engagement lead overseeing business development activities at Databricks, is our guest blogger today. In this blog, he discusses our expanded partnership built around Apache Spark on Apache Hadoop in three areas: customers, engineering, and open source.

Today Databricks and Hortonworks are announcing an expanded partnership built around Apache Spark; allow me to explain why we’re thrilled to be embarking on this journey with them.

When we started Databricks last summer, Apache Spark was in the early stages of enterprise adoption.…

Exponential increases in data volumes have forced the data architect and analyst to build much larger and distributed data environments — potentially comprised of hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of servers and switches. Scaling to these cluster sizes does not come without challenges in terms of costs, security and integration with existing infrastructure.

The combination of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cisco UCS allows IT departments and business decisions makers to adopt a new, cost-effective management, massively scalable and secure approach to data within the enterprise.…

As a Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner, Nimble Storage delivers solutions that help enterprises scale their Big Data solutions, simply and cost-effectively. Ibby Rahmani, Nimble’s product and solutions marketing manager, is our guest blogger. He discusses the importance of certification for Nimble and Hortonworks customers.

Recently, Nimble Storage proudly announced our partnership with Hortonworks, and the certification of Nimble’s Adaptive Flash solutions on HDP. Nimble offers an exceptional return on investment (ROI) for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), offering accelerated performance, capacity efficiency, integrated data protection in solutions that are easy to deploy, operate and maintain.…

Merv Adrian, the widely respected Gartner analyst, recently remarked on the continuing evolution of Apache Hadoop:

YARN is the one that really matters because it doesn’t just mean the list of components will change, but because in its wake the list of components will change Hadoop’s meaning. YARN enables Hadoop to be more than a brute force, batch blunt instrument for analytics and ETL jobs. It can be an interactive analytic tool, an event processor, a transactional system, a governed, secure system for complex, mixed workloads.…

Today we announced an alliance agreement with Avanade, a business technology, cloud and managed services provider, to build new big data solutions and services based on Microsoft technologies. Avanade’s data analytics deployments for enterprise clients with Microsoft Windows Server and Azure environments will turn to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on Windows and Microsoft Azure HDInsight – Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based service in the Azure cloud.

Together, Hortonworks and Avanade will help customers with their journey to a Modern Data Architecture on Windows.…

Heading to Strata next week? Interested in learning more about Apache Hadoop and how to integrate your existing infrastructure and applications with your Big Data solution? Join our partner presentations at the Hortonworks booth #117, on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17. Many of the sessions will feature demonstrations.

You will hear directly from partners who are embracing 100% open source Apache Hadoop, including: Actian, CISCO, CSC, HP, Informatica, Microsoft, Red Hat, Revolution Analytics, SAP, SAS, and Teradata.…

Since our founding over three years ago, a core part of our strategy has been on enabling the enterprise to use Hadoop in the context of their existing technologies via a Modern Data Architecture. From the earliest days of the company when we hired Mitch Ferguson to head our business development efforts, we’ve been working closely with data center ecosystem leaders, large and small, to integrate Hadoop so that it can take it’s place in the next generation data architecture.…