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Customers’ Hadoop Journey

We’ve all had two weeks to reflect on Hadoop Summit 2014. One of the biggest differences that stood out in this year’s Summit (as compared to Summit 2013) was the presence of large enterprise customers that are using Apache Hadoop as an important part of their modern data architectures.

Hadoop has gone beyond its original Yahoo use case—indexing the web via a nightly batch MapReduce process —and into the mainstream of daily data processing and analytics with real-time, online, interactive, and batch applications at many notable companies.…

Apache YARN Ready Program

With the release of Apache Hadoop YARN in October of last year, organizations are moving from single-application Hadoop clusters to a versatile, integrated Hadoop 2 data platform hosting multiple applications — eliminating silos, maximizing resources and bringing true multi-workload capabilities to Hadoop.

Customers are telling us loud and clear: they want solutions that run on YARN because it enables them to run multiple workloads on the same common data pool.…

Informatica is a Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner. This partnership makes it possible for organizations to use all the data internal and external to an enterprise to achieve the full predictive power that drives the success of modern data-driven businesses. 

That is why we’re excited to have John Haddad, Senior Director, Informatica to be our guest blogger. In this blog, John explores the benefits of certification on HDP 2.1.

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We are less than a week away from start of the seventh annual Hadoop Summit San Jose. With all of the final preparations underway, we wish to highlight some of the not to be missed activities in and around the event. The event is filling fast, but you can still register here.

Here are a few things you don’t want to miss!

  •  Great track content—there is more content than ever with more than 120 informative sessions on Apache Hadoop and related technologies for you to choose from and as always selected by the community and delivered by the experts themselves.
  • Hurry, time is running out to join Mike Ferguson, independent analyst and thought leader in Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Smart Business, as he explores how the growing business demand to analyze new sources of data is impacting on traditional architectures and how these architectures need to change to accommodate big data analytical workloads.

    In this brief session, Mike looks at new analytical use cases, the types of data that need to be analyzed, and the role of Hadoop in a modern analytical environment.…

    Are your business users able to quickly access and report on the massive amount of data flowing into Hadoop? Learn how leading companies are already accelerating the speed of innovation using the combination of Hadoop and the Actian Analytics Platform. In this webinar, Hortonworks and Actian will describe how you can:

    • Deploy modern data architecture accessible to business users
    • Combine flows from any data source and Hadoop to deliver transformative business value
    • Unleash business analysts on Hadoop data without coding
    • Deliver analytic results right at the point of business: the right offer, at the right price, to the right prospect, in a timeframe of relevance

    Register now to accelerate Big Data 2 with Hortonworks and Actian!…

    For years, experts in the healthcare industry have been searching for ways to detect (and possibly cure) Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Current estimates indicate that 35.6 million people are living with dementia, projected to jump to 135 million by 2050, according to the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease. At a projected cost of over $600 billion each year, it’s a looming global health and fiscal crisis.…

    Join us for an update on Hortonworks strategy and market perspective, successes and key learnings exclusively for Hortonworks partners and prospective partners. Hortonworks’ executives are hosting this informative afternoon with the goal of helping grow the Hadoop ecosystem and your big data business. The event will take place the day before Summit begins on June 2nd, from 2-5pm at the San Jose Convention Center. Register here, – space is limited.

    Note: This is not part of the Hadoop Summit.…

    Syncsort is a Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner and has over 40 years of experience helping organizations integrate big data…smarter. Keith Kohl, Director of Product Management, Syncsort, is our guest blogger. Below he talks about the importance of certification and how it benefits Syncsort’s customers and prospects interested in Hadoop.

    Back in January, Syncsort announced our partnership with Hortonworks and the certification of DMX-h on HDP 2.0. I was also given the opportunity to write a guest BLOG on the Hortonworks site about HDP 2 and the GA of YARN (thanks Hortonworks!).…

    There’s no denying that the information collected by Big Data architectures such as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is revolutionizing how enterprises view and understand their business. The data contains deep insights into many aspects of the business such as sales, customer trends and buying patterns.

    The problem has been not only how to extract those insights from the data but how to get it quickly and easily into the hands of the people who need it the most. …

    Fino Consulting is a new Consulting and Systems Integration Partner of Hortonworks serving Fortune 1000 companies with winning business solutions through data science. Fino is an early mover in cloud computing, challenging clients to “Re-think what they know about cloud-computing” to build high-performance sustainable applications and stretch the boundaries of enterprise data. Fino uses HDInsight from Microsoft for client solutions because of its versatile, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any type, while leveraging all the features and functionality of Microsoft’s resources.…

    The first use of the term BoF session was used at the Digital Equipment Users’ Society (DECUS) conference in the 1960s. Its essence was to bring together like minds and thought leaders—just as birds of the feather flock together— to share and exchange computing ideas, in an informal yet spirited way. Since then, the organizers and sponsors of most computing conferences have been loyal to its essence and spirit.

    For ideas and innovation happen in collaboration—not in isolation. …

    The third HBaseCon is happening in May 5th this year in San Francisco which is THE community event for Apache HBase. As with the previous years, this year the agenda is quite exciting.

    There will be 4 tracks, Operations, Features and Internals, Ecosystem and Case Studies. The keynotes will include speakers from Cloudera who is the event host, Google BigTable team as a follow up to their ‘06 BigTable paper, Salesforce on their experience with HBase operations and use cases and Facebook on their strongly consistent multi data center replication scheme.…

    Today, the Forrester WaveTM: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014 was published by Forrester Research and while not surprised, we are delighted that this leading analyst firm recognized us as a clear leader in the Hadoop market. We could not be prouder of our unwavering strategy and hard work that is propelling us to the forefront of this burgeoning Hadoop market.

    Download and review the report here.

    Forrester evaluated nine vendors across a range of criterion from strategy to product and market presence and we scored a very balanced report across all categories and are way “up and to the right”.…

    Hadoop Summit Europe in Amsterdam is approaching fast. From Falcons to Pigs, we have a menagerie of meetups covering all things Hadoop – all with fantastic speakers. This year, we’re also delighted to expand the discussion with meetups from Splunk, SAS and Revolution Analytics.

    You can sign up for any and all of the meetups below and remember these are open to everyone to attend.

    Tuesday, April 1st

    At the Krasnapolsky Hotel, from 5pm onwards:

    • Reception and Cocktails.