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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apache Ambari has always provided an operator the ability to provision an Apache Hadoop cluster using an intuitive Cluster Install Wizard web interface, guiding the user through a series of steps: confirming the list of hosts assigning master, slave, and client components to configuring services, and installing, starting and testing the cluster. With Ambari Blueprints, […]

Last week’s release of HDP 2.1 was packed with countless new features for enterprise Hadoop. These included new processing capabilities with Tez and Hive on YARN, Solr and Storm, to operations with Ambari, governance with Falcon and security with Knox. To guide you through these capabilities, Hortonworks is hosting a new series of webinars beginning on […]

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 for Windows is the 100% open source data management platform based on Apache Hadoop and available for the Microsoft Windows Server platform. I have built a helper tool that automates the process of deploying a multi-node Hadoop cluster – utilizing the MSI available in HDP 2.1 for Windows. Download HDP 2.1 for […]

The Apache Hive community has voted on and released version 0.13 today. This is a significant release that represents a major effort from over 70 members who worked diligently to close out over 1080 JIRA tickets. Hive 0.13 also delivers the third and final phase of the Stinger Initiative, a broad community based initiative to drive the […]

As enterprises build new applications with the data they cost effectively capture and process with Apache Hadoop it is important for the platform to facilitate the app dev processes. That’s why we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our partnership with Concurrent, Inc. to simplify and accelerate application development on Hadoop. There are two […]

As the Red Hat Summit shifts to the west coast in San Francisco this year Hortonworks and Red Hat will be demonstrating the progress of our engineering efforts. Our engineers have been hard at work in the factories and in the communities deeply integrating our open source offerings to create a comprehensive platform for new […]

If there’s one thing my interactions with our customers has taught me, it’s that Apache Hadoop didn’t disrupt the datacenter, the data did. The explosion of new types of data in recent years has put tremendous pressure on the datacenter, both technically and financially, and an architectural shift is underway where Enterprise Hadoop is playing a […]

Due to the flourish of Apache Software Foundation projects that have emerged in recent years in and around the Apache Hadoop project, a common question I get from mainstream enterprises is: What is the definition of Hadoop? Download our Whitepaper: Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture. This question goes beyond the Apache Hadoop project itself, […]

We love to hear examples from the ecosystem of how organizations are benefiting from Hadoop and today Hortonworks partner Microsoft posted a great detailed case study on how one of their partners – Ascribe – is using Microsoft’s HDInsight Service, their cloud based 100% Apache Hadoop service to transform healthcare in the UK. Ascribe is […]

We are delighted to host this is a guest blog from John Schitka at SAP. Join us on March 12 to learn how SAP HANA and Hortonworks Data Platform combine to help you achieve Instant Insight and Infinite Scale — Register Here  Big Data is changing our world – enabling previously impossible insights and transforming the […]