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The Hortonworks Blog

A Beginners Guide to Becoming an Apache Contributor Venkatesh Sellappa, Teradata My name is Venkatesh Sellappa. My background is primarily application of analytics in the Big Data Space, before either of them was called that. We used to just call it programming. My session is an account of my personal journey into the often contentious […]

Advanced Execution Visualization of Spark jobs Author: Zoltán Zvara, Márton Balassi, András Garzó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Ericsson Understanding the physical plan of a big data application is often crucial for tracking down bottlenecks and faulty behavior. Apache Spark although offering useful Web UI component for monitoring and understanding the logical plan […]

Machine Learning in Big Data – Look Forward or Be Left Behind Bill Porto, Senior Engineering Analyst, RedPoint Global Inc. Computers? Not so much. One of the biggest developments – and challenges – in technology has been the advent of machine learning. But even as we make major strides in the age of Big Data, […]

Overview of Apache Flink: the 4G of Big Data Analytics Frameworks Author: Slim Baltagi, Director of Big Data engineering, Capital One I want to thank those of you who voted for my proposal and I look forward to meeting many of you in Dublin. I’ll be around for the conference and would gladly welcome any […]

As the US nears its holiday of giving thanks, Hortonworks is reflecting on open and all the bounty it brings. Hortonworks philosophy has always been predicated on an open approach. Open innovation, open community, open development, open delivery…a fully open source business. Why open? Because real innovation happens not in isolation but in collaboration where […]

“It’s all about Hortonworks company vision, 100% open source and enterprise support.” Source: TechValidate TVID 8A7-EFF-21C Hortonworks’ customer experience survey shows that our community innovation strategy is validated by our customers, with more than two-thirds of those who responded to the survey said they value community innovation Hortonworks has been dedicated to 100% open community […]

Today Microsoft has announced the Generally Availability of Azure HDInsight, with Apache Hadoop 2.6, available on Ubuntu Linux clusters. Azure HDInsight is a Hadoop managed service in the cloud and uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). This release is a direct result of the commitment that Microsoft has to Open Source. Microsoft has worked along […]

Today’s guest blogger is from Hortonworks Technology Partner, WANdisco. Peter Scott, SVP of Business Development and OEM Sales at WANdisco, talks about how to easily migrate from one Hadoop distribution to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Migration between Hadoop versions and distributions can be difficult, often causing extended downtime and disruption, unless you use the right […]

Today, we were pleased to announce the selection of Hortonworks to the EMC Select Program. We’re delighted to host this guest blog from from Ryan Peterson, the Chief Solutions Strategist at EMC. Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan. Today, Hortonworks and EMC announced a broadened relationship. Hortonworks announced that EMC has chosen Hortonworks as an EMC Select Partner,which […]

With new types of data driving growth and competitive advantage as never before, it’s crucial to implement the right solution for your data lake. Power and performance are important, of course, as are security and efficiency, but more fundamentally, you also need to be sure it’s going to work as advertised. That’s where the EMC […]

Communication service providers aim to enhance customer experience and build strong and long-lasting relationships with their customers. This has become increasingly difficult as customer interactions now occur across many channels. Hence, it’s important to understand customer behavior across all channels to create the best experience for each individual. Join us on August 5 for a […]

Today, Rob Rosen, Senior Director Partner Solutions at Platfora, tells us more about the partnership with Hortonworks and how the two companies enable the enterprise to run analytics at scale, in their big data environment. The Hadoop market has increasingly gained traction in a world that generates over 2 billion gigabytes of data every day. Top enterprises […]

For Hortonworks, working with and enabling the Hadoop ecosystem is one of our core tenants, and we’re proud of the 1,100+ partners that have joined us in the journey to ensure that Open Enterprise Hadoop interoperates with your existing data center technologies. Today, we’re delighted that we have been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive […]

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is well underway. The conference is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s partner community to understand key marketing and business strategies and engage with the Microsoft community. At this year’s conference, Microsoft’s National Sales Organization announced its 2015 Partner of the Year awards, and Hortonworks has been recognized with the Cloud Partner […]

It was a frenetic month of June with Hadoop Summit in San Jose and the GDS International Oil and Gas CIO Summit the following week in San Antonio. Both events were well attended and very positively received by Hortonworks customers and O&G companies beginning to evaluate Hadoop for new advanced analytics applications. Hadoop Summit was […]