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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve used memorable movie quotes to help people understand a key point in a way that lightens the mood and generates some laughs. If you’re going to work hard, you gotta have fun, right???

“Don’t make me angry… you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”

The big data market is rife with aspirational marketing misinformation, which among other things causes customer confusion, slows the path to value, and frankly, makes me a little angry.…

With the growing number of large-scale enterprise deployments of big data, certain limitations have become more apparent bringing to light some weaknesses in this first phase of analytics infrastructures.  Hadoop, clearly a very valuable tool for the collection of unstructured data, poses some challenges that need to be overcome for wide spread successful enterprise adoption.

In our upcoming webinar on Tuesday Feb 19 at 10 am PT, we will address these issues and highlight how to solve them using Hortonworks Data Platform and our partner Actian.…

The Call For Abstracts for Hadoop Summit San Jose closes this Friday (2/14).  So far, we have received hundreds of amazing submissions from a wide range of contributors but we want more.

This year is shaping up to be our biggest and best show and we are working hard to make sure the content is awesome.  In order to make sure content is king at this show, we have assembled some of the brightest in the Hadoop industry to serve as Track Chairs and they are assembling some rock star committees as well. …

Earlier this week Microsoft announced via their blog that a new version of Windows Azure HDInsight is available in public preview.

Microsoft recognizes the importance of the technical innovation in and around YARN as well as Hortonworks leadership in this area and we have worked collaboratively to bring Hadoop 2.2 to Azure via our Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows release.

Apache Hadoop YARN is the data operating system for Hadoop and greatly expands the applications possible of this emerging technology by allowing multiple processing frameworks such as streaming or graph processing to plug in natively.…

This guest post from Steve Ratay, Viewpoint Architect, Teradata Corporation

Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture is a powerful combination of the Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse, the Aster Discovery Platform, Apache Hadoop (via the Hortonworks Data Platform) and Teradata Enterprise Management tools in a single architecture. 

If you are Teradata user managing an Enterprise Data Warehouse or Data Discovery platform, chances are that you are using Teradata Viewpoint, a monitoring and management platform for Teradata Systems. …

Xplenty is a Hortonworks Technology Partner offering Hadoop as a service. We invited Yaniv Mor, Co-founder and CEO of Xplenty to be our guest blogger today sharing his views on HDP and Hadoop. 

We founded Xplenty to make Apache Hadoop easier. A lot easier. We believe Hadoop’s big data revolution should be available for companies of all sizes and intuitive for everyone to use. Whether it’s designing data­flows, setting up clusters, or managing and monitoring them, our platform as a service makes it happen, code­free.…

We’re kicking off 2014 with an evolution to our Modern Data Architecture webinar series. Last year we focused on how your existing technologies integrate with Apache Hadoop. This year we will focus on use cases for how Hadoop and your existing technologies are being used to get real value in the enterprise. Join Hortonworks, along with Microsoft, Actian, Splunk and others as we continue our journey on delivering Apache Hadoop as an Enterprise Data Platform.…

This guest blog post is from Syncsort, a Hortonworks Technology Partner and certified on HDP 2.0, by Keith Kohl, Director, Product Management, Syncsort (@keithkohl)

Several years ago, Syncsort set on a journey to contribute to the Apache Hadoop projects to open and extend Hadoop, and specifically the MapReduce processing framework.  One of the contributions was to open the sort – both map side sort and reduce side – and to make it pluggable. …

Today, we are excited to announce the agenda for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014.  We welcome you to check it out now and hopefully start planning you trip to Amsterdam now!

The call for abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe was open for just over two months and we received an unbelievable 354 submissions.  Wow!  Further, as we read through them, the quality was amazing.  We quickly surmised that the show was going to be great, but the selection process was going to rough.…

Microsoft and Hortonworks have been working together for over two years now with the goal of bringing the power of Big Data to a billion people. As a result of that work, today we announced the General Availability of HDP 2.0 for Windows with the full power of YARN.

There are already over half a billion Excel users on this planet.

So, we have put together a short tutorial on the Hortonworks Sandbox where we walk through the end-to-end data pipeline using HDP and Microsoft Excel in the shoes of a data analyst at a financial services firm where she:

  • Cleans and aggregates 10 years of raw stock tick data from NYSE
  • Enriches the data model by looking up additional attributes from Wikipedia
  • Creates an interactive visualization on the model

You can find the tutorial here.…

Congrats to our partner, Revolution Analytics, on the general availability of Revolution R Enterprise 7 (RRE7). With this release, you can now run R natively in Hortonworks Data Platform by simply moving their R-powered analytics to Hadoop. Users will be able to run the high-performance distributed R functions in Revolution R Enterprise without having to move the data out of Hadoop, and using the Hadoop nodes as a parallel computation grid.…

Step one in the development of the Hadoop Summit Europe content tracks is complete!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hadoop Summit Community Choice voting process. We counted over 14,000 votes, setting a new record for participation in this program. The turnout far exceeded our expectations and it is terrific that the momentum behind Apache Hadoop continues to go from strength to strength… especially in Europe!

Before we announce the winners….…

In God we trust, all others must bring data. Dr. W. Edwards Deming Dr. W. Edwards Deming was a statistician and manufacturing consultant who worked on Japanese reconstruction after WWII. His quality control methods influenced innovative Japanese manufacturing processes that simultaneously increased volume, reduced cost, and improved quality. Near the end of his career, Deming taught the same lessons to U.S. automakers.

To this day, the “Deming Prize” is one of the highest rewards for Total Quality Management in the world.…

It’s been an amazing year of expansion for the Hadoop ecosystem. If you’re looking to use Hadoop in your infrastructure, see how these hundreds of amazing partners can help. If you would like to become a partner, come talk to us – we’d love to have you on-board.

The Hortonworks partner program has had a terrific year across many different measures not the least of which is the fact that the Hortonworks partner community grew by more than 240 percent.…

2013 was certainly a revealing year for the Enterprise Hadoop market. We witnessed the emergence of the YARN-based architecture of Hadoop 2 and a strong ecosystem embracement that will fuel its next big wave of innovation. The analyst community accurately predicted Hadoop’s market momentum would greatly accelerate, but none predicted a pure play vendor would publicly declare its intent to pivot away from the Enterprise Hadoop market. Interesting times indeed!

Join us on Tuesday January 21st where we’ll be covering the Enterprise Hadoop State of the Union in more detail.…

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