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Hadoop All Grown Up

It’s amazing the growth Apache Hadoop and the extended ecosystem has had in the last 10 years. I read through Owen’s “Ten Years of Herding Elephants” blog and downloaded the early docker image of his first patch.  It reminded me of the days it took me to do my first Hadoop install and the effort it was to learn the Java MapReduce basics to understand the infamous WordCount example.  …

Increasingly, financial services firms manage global operations across multiple countries and continents. The natural consequences of their international expansions make compliance with banking regulations more challenging.

With the proliferation of diverse financial products tailored to local markets and tighter integration between commercial and investment banking operations, compliance teams need to investigate new and different relationships in order to identify suspicious financial activities and report them to authorities.

Regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act require United States banks, insurance companies and capital markets firms to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) if they suspect that transactions are laundering funds to support fraud, terrorist financing or other crimes.…

Hortonworks® Continues European Expansion, Opens for Business in Ireland

I’m very excited about our announcement earlier today that we have opened another European office by expanding our operations with a new office in Cork, Ireland. Building on our presence at the heart of London, we are continuing to grow internationally in Europe and beyond as ore and more organizations realize value from their big data initiatives. Why put our new office in Cork?…

A couple of months ago I joined Hortonworks. There was an undeniable pull to go into the fire of crazy fast innovation and growth. About four seconds in, I realized there was so much more than just the pace of execution and growth but rather a bigger opportunity to be a part of something game-changing. The opportunity to partake in trailblazing the world of data. The opportunity to offer a unique value proposition of truly 100% open technology.…

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Hadoop Summit – Dublin taking place 13-14 April 2016 http://www.hadoopsummit.org/dublin

Unlike other conferences, Hadoop Summit is driven for the community by the community and this year’s speaker submissions have been open for public viewing http://hadoopsummit.uservoice.com/. The top vote getting sessions are automatically selected for the conference. The competition was strong, the content was amazing and with over 13,000 votes tallied, we are happy to announce that the results are in!…

We are excited to announce that Arun Murthy will be one of the keynote speakers and will be talking about how to simplify Data Science with Spark and Hadoop next week at the Spark Summit Europe 2015 next week in Amsterdam.

Spark Summit is the premier event that brings the Apache Spark community together. This will be the first Spark Summit held in Europe, we at Hortonworks are thrilled to serve as Gold Sponsors on its maiden voyage.…

Recent innovations in the Internet-enabled Connected Cars that we drive today have spawned a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for carmakers. The opportunities come from the ability to capture detailed, current data on how drivers actually operate their cars and how those cars respond to that use.

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That data can be extraordinarily valuable for uses such as preventative maintenance, product development, manufacturing optimization and recall avoidance.…

Career choices are hard to make. How do you make the call to step out of your comfort zone, move on from a team you have built, disrupt your family life… how do you know when it’s the right opportunity?

Find a company that is customer-first focused (this is especially important to me as I lead support organizations), has an incredible technology, and has a tremendous market opportunity.

Hortonworks made my decision easy.…

In a world that creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every year, it is extremely cheap to collect, store and curate all the data you will ever care about. Data is de facto becoming the largest untapped asset. So how can organizations take advantage of unprecedented amounts of data? The answer is new innovations; and new applications. We are clearly entering a new era of modern data application

I would like to take the opportunity to share my Hadoop journey in the past 10 years, and discuss where I see the Hadoop technology going in the next decade.…

Watch the “Integrating Data Silos with your Big Data Systems in Real-Time” webinar below.

Big Data projects promise a flexible and cost-effective data architecture that will immediately make previously untapped data sources accessible to derive business value. Integrating the new sources such as Internet of Things, semi or un-structured data with the traditional structured data typically found in business applications or data warehouses is the key. Join Oracle & Hortonworks in this four part webinar series focusing on Big Data Integration.…

Today we are thrilled to officially open our new international headquarters in the heart of London. This new office is a substantial increase and upgrade to the space we had been occupying for more than a year, and was much needed in order to accommodate our continued growth and success in international markets. We’ve reached a very exciting stage in our growth. The move to new, larger premises in the City of London will allow us to better serve our customers, partners and the Hadoop Community and up the tempo of our international commercial activities as a result.…

Our guest blogger today comes from our partner Talend, who has been working with us for many years to help organizations transition from data chaos to a modern data architecture. In this blog, Talend’s Ashley Stirrup, CMO, talks about a helping organizations to support a dynamic data supply chain.

In order to remain viable in increasingly competitive markets, companies must create ever-more detailed models of the business that incorporate all data – regardless of source or volume.…

Are you still learning about the Data Lake? Wondering how it can help your organization manage and leverage massive amounts of data? On September 8th, VHA, the largest member-owned health care company delivering supply chain management services and clinical services to its members, will share their experience and explain how they simplified data management and enabled faster data discovery with Hadoop and data virtualization.

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At VHA, product, supplier and member information, among other data, was siloed across multiple sources.…

Register and watch a webinar from the series below. …