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Today we’re excited to be jointly announcing with EMC that the Isilon OneFS file system has been certified to work with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Now Isilon customers who are looking for a robust, enterprise-ready, stable Apache Hadoop platform can use HDP on their Isilon implementations.

Joint Engineering Delivering Choice

We’re excited to see the results of the months of engineering and testing efforts that now provide customers even greater deployment choice for their Hadoop projects as they are implementing a modern data architecture towards a data lake.…

OspreyData is a Hortonworks® technology partner whose solution is certified both for Hortonworks Data Platform and YARN. The company delivers agile big data analytics solutions for the oil and gas industry. In this blog, Al Brown, CTO at OspreyData, shares his thoughts on how the industry is addressing a big problem: unplanned interruptions to production.

A Mandate for Operational Efficiency and Margin Growth

The oil and gas industry is constantly challenged with a mandate to operate more efficiently—both in the oilfield and within the data center.…

This guest post is from Gavin Sherry, Vice President of Engineering, Data, at Pivotal. A long time contributor to database technology, Gavin was one of the early contributors to the PostgreSQL project. This led him to join the Greenplum Database R&D team. More recently, Gavin launched Pivotal HAWQ, Pivotal’s SQL on Hadoop engine.

Intro

In the ten years since Hadoop was first conceived at Yahoo!, the big data market has taken off.…

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.…

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.…

Joe Travaglini, director of product marketing at Sqrrl and Ely Kahn, vice president of business development at Sqrrl, are our guest bloggers. They explain Sqrrl’s integration with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

There Is No Secure Perimeter

With the dawn of phenomena such as Cloud Computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), it is no longer the case that there is a well-defined perimeter to secure and defend. Data is able to flow inside, outside, and across your network boundaries with limited interference from traditional controls.…

Last week’s release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 is packed with countless new features for Enterprise Hadoop. These included the results of Hortonworks investment in VERTICAL integration with YARN and HDFS and also HORIZONTAL innovation to ensure the key enterprise services of governance, security, and operations can be applied consistently and reliably across all the components within the Apache Hadoop platform.

To guide you through these capabilities, Hortonworks is hosting a new series of eight Thursday webinars beginning on October 23 and running to December 18.…

Over the last several months, Oracle and Hortonworks have been working together to bring ETL tools and connectors to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Hortonworks and Oracle have teamed up to provide comprehensive data integration capabilities and technologies that lay the foundation for a modern data integration architecture, delivering on the promise of big data for customers of all sizes and scale.

We’re happy to announce that the Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is now certified with the HDP 2.1.…

Thanks to all who joined us on our Hortonworks/Voltage webinar, “Securing Hadoop: What are Your Options?” For those who couldn’t attend, we’re sorry we missed you. We’ve included a link to the webinar recording below, and please listen in!

On the webinar, Hortonworks’ Vinod Nair presented the recently-announced Apache Argus incubator: a central policy administration framework across security requirements for authentication, authorization, auditing and data protection. Sudeep Venkatesh, of Voltage Security, defined data-centric protection technologies that easily integrate with Hive, Sqoop, MapReduce and other Hadoop interfaces.…

In case you missed it — earlier this week, Alan Gates and team provided some insights into Stinger.next roadmap around the delivery of Enterprise SQL and Hadoop Scale. We’re excited to continue the conversation and include some of our key partners around their excitement on this important initiative. Today’s guest blogger, Michael Hiskey, Chief Product Evangelist & Product Marketing, from MicroStrategy, provides some insight on the Stinger.next initiatives and how this will benefit MicroStrategy customers and the overall Big Data and Hadoop community.…

Since our founding in mid-2011, our vision for Hadoop has been that “half the world’s data will be processed by Hadoop”. With that long-term vision in mind, we focus on the mission to establish Hadoop as the foundational technology of the modern enterprise data architecture that unlocks a whole new class of data-driven applications that weren’t previously possible.

We use what we call the “Blueprint for Enterprise Hadoop” for guiding how we invest in Hadoop-related open source technologies as well as enabling the key integration points that are important for deploying Enterprise Hadoop within a modern data architecture, on-premises or in the cloud, in a way that enables the business and its users to maximize the value from their data.…

Few industries depend as heavily on data as financial services. Insurance companies, retail and investment banks aggregate, price and distribute capital with the aim of increasing their return on assets with an acceptable level of risk.

To do that, financial decision-makers need data. Apache Hadoop helps them store new data sources, then process the larger combined dataset for batch, interactive and real-time analysis. More data and better analysis improves bottom-line results.…

Earlier this month, the Apache Ambari community released Apache Ambari 1.6.1, which includes multiple improvements for performance and usability. The momentum in and around the Ambari community is unstoppable. Today we saw the Pivotal team lean in to Ambari, and this is the sixth release of this critical component in 2014, proving again that open source is the fastest path to innovation.

Many thanks to the wealth of contribution from the broad Ambari community that resulted in 585 JIRA issues being resolved in this release.…

Last week, Apache Tez graduated to become a top level project within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). This represents a major step forward for the project and is representative of its momentum that has been built by a broad community of developers from not only Hortonworks but Cloudera, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, NASA JPL, Twitter, and Yahoo as well.

What is Apache Tez and why is it useful?

Apache™ Tez is an extensible framework for building YARN based, high performance batch and interactive data processing applications in Hadoop that need to handle TB to PB scale datasets.…

We know the saying, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but we can’t keep this all to ourselves. We’re super excited to be among 12 of HP AllianceOne Partners to receive the HP Partner of the Year award at HP Discover 2014.

The HP AllianceOne Award for ConvergedSystems recognizes Hortonworks for its strategic relationship and reseller agreement for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and for delivering solutions that drive meaningful business for our shared customers.…