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Public Preview – Apache Atlas and Apache Ranger are now integrated to drive dynamic classification-based security    Why Governance and Security are better together? How do you keep track of large number of diverse data objects (think hundred thousand data entities) in your data lake that continue to increase every day. Now that Apache Hadoop […]

Hadoop just turned 10, the first code check-in was on Feb. 2, 2006 by our very own co-founder, Owen O’Malley. I am tremendously proud to have been a part of this first 10 years, and even more excited on where this open movement is going to take us. Congratulations to everyone in the Community! We […]

During 2015, the pace of adoption of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) continued to accelerate. Both existing and new customers brought massive amounts of data under management using Apache Hadoop technologies. I found it really interesting that new requirements being discussed by our customers showed much less consistency than previous years. In particular, we heard […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are OPEN, we are PUBLIC and we are PROUD.  Hortonworks Data Platform is 100% open source. Hortonworks Data Flow is 100% open source. Apache Metron, the incubating cybersecurity effort Hortonworks is stewarding, is 100% open source. Our strategy remains committed to 100% open, our products […]

I had the pleasure to speak at Spark Summit in New York today about accelerating the adoption of Spark by mainstream enterprises. I had to admit at the beginning of my talk that I’m an “open source addict” — over the past 12 years I’ve been blessed to have called JBoss, Red Hat, SpringSource, and Hortonworks […]

Hortonworks has achieved quite a bit of success with online dating. Personally, I haven’t just yet, but hey it warms my heart to think about all those that we’ve helped bring together. Valentine’s Day is upon us and so I wanted to launch this Cupid’s arrow with a missive about how Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) […]

This year’s Insurance Analytics USA Summit has an exciting new format with presentations and panels that focus on using data to its full potential, creating a data-conscious culture, and applying innovative modeling techniques. Sessions include “The Future of Insurance: Using Analytics to Take Advantage of the Data-Driven Age of Insurance” and “New and Big Data: […]

We are already more than a month into 2016 and it’s anything but business as usual in Oil and Gas. Current markets are making companies rethink every aspect of their business model, foundational cost structure, and strategy for delivering value to customers and shareholders. The same thorough scrutiny should be applied to traditional enterprise software […]

This year’s Insurance Canada Technology Conference will focus on the impact of new technologies in the insurance industry. Key topics include telematics, analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how these capabilities enable insurance companies to improve underwriting and reduce risk. A recent article at Strategy Meets Action identified digital transformation in the insurance industry […]

It was 10 years ago today (Feb 2) that my first patch (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-197) went into the code that two days later became Hadoop (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1). I had been working on Yahoo Search’s WebMap, which was the back end that analyzed the web for the search engine.  We had been working on a C++ implementation of GFS and MapReduce, but […]

FireKing offers best-in-class security products for asset protection in retail, commercial, and home office environments. With Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®), FireKing now analyzes its operational data to accurately measure the productivity of service technicians, allowing the field service organization to deliver improved customer service while also reducing the costs of servicing safes, cash-management systems, and […]

Santa will be busy this year. On December 24th he’s scheduled to deliver presents to billions of children globally. Buddy and the Keeblers will be working overtime to meet the demand, and Santa has called in temp work from Legolas and Dobby. There’s little doubt that Santa is a master of lean manufacturing, but there’s […]

An interesting and atypical thing is happening in Healthcare. Leading data driven organizations are not simply looking to share their Hadoop experiences, successes, use cases, and best practices … but more than ever before, they are embracing the opportunity to share their experiences outside their organizations, in a style that resembles the open source community […]

Deploying a lock-in free data platform is critical for an enterprise. By this, we mean using a non-proprietary code and implementing interoperability to eliminate the risk of being dependent on a single vendor for your current or future needs. Over two thirds of respondents to our survey agree that maintaining freedom of choice was a […]

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 […]