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Hadoop Summit Europe 2013, the European extension of the original and world’s largest Apache Hadoop community conference, today announced its official program, featuring a keynote address from 451 Group Analyst and Research Manager for Data Management and Analytics Matt Aslett and 40 use cases and educational sessions from leading industry and community experts. In addition, Hadoop Summit Europe 2013 boasts an impressive list of Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors, demonstrating ecosystem support for Apache Hadoop from leading producers of software and services for the enterprise.…

The Hortonworks Sandbox was recently introduced garnering incredibly positive response and feedback. We are as excited as you, and gratified that our goal providing the fastest onramp to Apache Hadoop has come to fruition. By providing a free, integrated learning environment along with a personal Hadoop environment, we are helping you gain those big data skills faster. Because of your feedback and demand for new tutorials, we are accelerating the release schedule for upcoming tutorials.…

Today we announced Hortonworks Data Platform certification for Rackspace Private Cloud. In fact, we are the only Apache Hadoop distribution certified with Rackspace Private Cloud. The result of combining the power of enterprise-class Apache Hadoop in Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with Rackspace Private Cloud, is that organizations now have a secure, scalable environment to refine, explore and enrich their data using Hadoop in the cloud. With HDP, data can be processed from applications that are hosted on Rackspace Private Cloud environments, allowing you to quickly and easily obtain additional business insights from this information.…

By contributing to the OpenStack ecosystem, Hortonworks is supporting the open source community and facilitating adoption of 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop-based solutions in the cloud.  Now customers will be able to access an enterprise-ready Hortonworks Data Platform built for the cloud that alleviates the time and complexities of manually deploying a big data solution.…

I recently delivered a webinar entitled “Hortonworks State of the Union”. For those new to Apache Hadoop, I covered a brief history of Hadoop and Hortonworks’ role within the open source community. We also covered how the platform services, data services, and operational services required to enable Hadoop as an enterprise-viable platform evolved in 2012.

Finally, we discussed the important progress made on deeply integrating Hadoop within next-generation data architectures in a way that makes sense for the enterprise.…

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m excited to kick-off our first webinar series for 2013: The True Value of Apache Hadoop.

Get all your friends, co-workers together and be prepared to geek out to Hadoop!

This 4-part series will have a mixture of amazing guest speakers covering topics such as Hortonworks 2013 vision and roadmaps for Apache Hadoop and Big Data, What’s new with Hortonworks Data Platform v1.2, How Luminar (an Entravision company) adopted Apache Hadoop, and use case on Hadoop, R and GoogleVis.…

What:             “Hortonworks State of the Union and Vision for Apache Hadoop in 2013” webinar

Who:               Shaun Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Hortonworks

When:             Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00am PT

Where:           http://info.hortonworks.com/Winterwebinarseries_TheTrueValueofHadoop.html

Click to Tweet: #Hortonworks hosting “State of the Union” webinar to discuss 2013 vision for #Hadoop, 1/22 at 1 pm ET. Register here: http://bit.ly/VYJxKX

The “State of the Union” webinar is the first in a four-part Hortonworks webinar series titled, “The True Value of Apache Hadoop,” designed to inform attendees of key trends, future roadmaps, best practices and the tools necessary for the successful enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop.…

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.2 is now available for download at: http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworksdataplatform/.

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.2, the industry’s only complete 100-percent open source platform powered by Apache Hadoop is available today. The enterprise-grade Hortonworks Data Platform includes the latest version of Apache Ambari for comprehensive management, monitoring and provisioning of Apache Hadoop clusters. By also introducing additional new capabilities for improving security and ease of use, HDP delivers an enterprise-class distribution of Apache Hadoop that is endorsed and adopted by some of the largest vendors in the IT ecosystem.…

Hadoop Summit North America 2013, the premier Apache Hadoop community event, will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, June 26-27, 2013. Hosted by Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, and Yahoo!, Hadoop Summit brings together the community of developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending and implementing Apache Hadoop as the next-generation enterprise data platform.

This 6th Annual Hadoop Summit North America will feature seven tracks and more than 80 sessions focused on building, managing and operating Apache Hadoop from some of the most influential speakers in the industry.…

At Thanksgiving we took a moment to reflect on the past and give thanks for all that has happened to Hortonworks the past year.  With the New Year approaching we now take time to look forward and provide our predictions for the Hadoop community in 2013.  To compile this list, we queried and collected big data from our team of Hadoop committers and members of the community.

We asked a few luminaries as well and we surfaced many expert opinions and while we had our hearts set on five predictions, we ended up with SEVEN. …

This blog is a follow up on our previous blog “Snapshots for HDFS

In June we had posted an early prototype of snapshots that allowed us to experiment with a few ideas in HDFS-2802. Since then we have added more details to the design document and made significant progress on a brand new implementation (over 40 subtasks in HDFS-2802).

Some of the highlights of this new design include:

  • Read-Only Copy-on-Write (COW) snapshots (but can be extended RW later)
  • Snapshots for entire namespace or sub directories
  • Snapshots are managed by Admin, but users are allowed to take snapshots
  • Snapshots are efficient
  • Creation is instantaneous with O(1) cost.

Over the course of 2012, through Hortonworks’ leadership within the Apache Ambari community we have seen the rapid creation of an enterprise-class management platform required for enabling Apache Hadoop to be an enterprise viable data platform.  Hortonworks engineers and the broader Ambari community have been working hard on their latest release, and we’d like to highlight the exciting progress that’s been made to Ambari, a 100% open and free solution that delivers the features required from an enterprise-class management platform for Apache Hadoop.…

For the last couple months, Hortonworks has been excited to be a proud sponsor of the Big Analytics 2012 roadshow.  These roadshows have provided us some great insights into the role of Apache Hadoop in this emerging Big Data market.  We had some great discussions with attendees regarding their current and future plans for the use of Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. Another interesting insight was the need for Data skills, people who know what to ask of that data and how to use tools like Hadoop to provide patterns, answers, interpretations and present the data.…

If you been following #hadoopsummit on twitter you might have noticed some excitement around the community choice, a public voting system that enables the entire Apache Hadoop community to have a say in the sessions chosen for #hadoopsummit EU. Anyone can vote and the top vote getters in each track will automatically be included in the #hadoopsummit EU agenda, March 20-21, 2013.

If you’re still deciding which sessions, in which tracks, should be so lucky to get your vote, I have one for your consideration.…

Thankful…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, like the rest of the U.S., we take a pause from our regular blog schedule to give thanks…

We are thankful for mappers and reducers. We are thankful for namenodes and jobtrackers. We give thanks to speculative execution battling the march of the last reducer. Give thanks to every petabyte, terabyte, gigabyte, file and block of data. We are thankful for the capacity scheduler.

We are very thankful for many things here at Hortonworks and I know many of us are thankful for an extra long weekend.…

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