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Today we are proud to announce the delivery of Apache Ambari 1.4.1. Ambari 1.4.1 combines many months of work in the community advancing the Ambari codebase. Over 760 JIRAs have been resolved since the Ambari 1.2.5 release. We would like to thank the nearly 40 engineers who contributed to help make this release possible. Hello […]

The Hortonworks HBase team is excited to see HBase 96 released.  It represents a broad community effort and massive amount of work that has been building for more than a year. HBase 96 closes out over 2000 issues (2134 Jira tickets to be exact) and it represented the collective work from a VERY active community. Kudos […]

Today we announced the Analytics Advantage with Hadoop offering from SAS, Teradata and Hortonworks. The new offering leverages the capabilities for in-database data preparation, analytic model building and deployment and combines Teradata’s Appliance for SAS® High-Performance Analytics offering with the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop built on Hortonworks Data Platform. Using Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture (UDA), […]

Stinger is not a product.  Stinger is a broad community based initiative to bring interactive query at petabyte scale to Hadoop. And today, as representatives of this open, community led effort we are very proud to announce delivery of Apache Hive 0.12, which represents the critical second phase of this project! Only five months in […]

Security is one of the biggest topics in Hadoop right now. Historically Hadoop has been a back-end system accessed only by a few specialists, but the clear trend is for companies to put data from Hadoop clusters in the hands of analysts, marketers, product managers or call center employees whose numbers could be in the […]

This post is the fourth in our series on the motivations, architecture and performance gains of Apache Tez for data processing in Hadoop. The series has the following posts: Apache Tez: A New Chapter in Hadoop Data Processing Data Processing API in Apache Tez Runtime API in Apache Tez Writing a Tez Input/Processor/Output Apache Tez: Dynamic Graph […]

Are you a Hadoop hot shot?  Are you the one everyone looks to for help on their Hadoop projects? Are you looking to showcase your talent to the world? Then just maybe we have a great option for you. We recently published the Hortonworks Sandbox tutorials on GitHub. Now it’s your turn. We invite you […]

We’ve been hosting a series of webinars focusing on how to make Apache Hadoop a viable enterprise platform that powers modern data architectures. Implementing modern data architecture with Hadoop means that it must deeply integrate with existing technologies, leverage existing skills and investments and provide key services. This guest post from David Smith, Vice President of […]

Just a couple of weeks ago we published our simple SQL to Hive Cheat Sheet. That has proven immensely popular with a lot of folk to understand the basics of querying with Hive.  Our friends at Qubole were kind enough to work with us to extend and enhance the original cheat sheet with more advanced features […]

He loves me, he loves me not… using daisies to figure out someone’s feelings is so last century. A much better way to determine whether someone likes you, your product or your company is to do some analysis on Twitter feeds to get better data on what the public is saying. But how do you […]

If you are an enterprise, chances are you use SAP.  And you are also more than likely using – or planning to use – Hadoop in your data architecture. Today, we are delighted to announce the next step in our strategic relationship with SAP as they announce a reseller agreement with Hortonworks.  Under this agreement, […]

Our Systems Integrator partner, Knowledgent, is hosting a Big Data Immersion Class geared towards technologists who are tasked with launching Big Data programs that must have tangible real-time benefits to their organizations. “When and how do I use these new big data technologies?” “How do I operationalize them in my environment?” These are some of […]

As summer comes to a close, we bid a fond farewell (again!) to our excellent marketing intern, Tanya Maslyanko. Tanya has been a terrific help to us with her can-do attitude and marketing intuition so the tears we shed are because we’ll miss our friend and because we’ll have to start doing our own work […]

There are myriad of use cases for Big Data applications across industries. For example, financial companies want to analyze Governance to assess levels of risk and compliance.  Transportation companies want to analyze overall logistics for optimization.  Oil and Gas companies supplying energy want to predict machine failings to reduce risks of outages. Insurance companies will […]

Dan Rosanova is a Senior Architect at West Monroe Partners, a Hortonworks System Integrator and our guest blogger. With the release last week of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.3 for Windows the Big Data ecosystem takes a large step forward to broad adoption in enterprise environments.  As a systems integrator at West Monroe Partners, I […]