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Communication service providers aim to enhance customer experience and build strong and long-lasting relationships with their customers. This has become increasingly difficult as customer interactions now occur across many channels. Hence, it’s important to understand customer behavior across all channels to create the best experience for each individual. Join us on August 5 for a webinar with Hortonworks and Apigee to learn more.

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In today’s guest blog post, Sanjay Kumar, General Manager, Telecommunications at Hortonworks, and Sanjeev Srivastav, Vice President, Data Strategy at Apigee, discuss how service providers can capture and visualize customer behavior as a graph connecting the interaction points such as IVR, chat and call events, and combine it with network data to predict future call or chat patterns.…

On August 4th at 10:00 am PST, Eric Thorsen, General Manager Retail/CP at Hortonworks and Krishnan Parasuraman, VP Business Development at Splice Machine, will be talking about how Hadoop can be leveraged as a scale-out relational database to be the System of Record and power mission critical applications.

In this blog, they provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they have heard on the topic.

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  • Hadoop is primarily known for running batch based, analytic workloads.
  • For Hortonworks, working with and enabling the Hadoop ecosystem is one of our core tenants, and we’re proud of the 1,100+ partners that have joined us in the journey to ensure that Open Enterprise Hadoop interoperates with your existing data center technologies. Today, we’re delighted that we have been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create solutions for customers.…

    The Spark lit in Azure HDInsight last week was just the beginning to this week’s energy and momentum we saw around the partnership at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner’s Conference.  During the conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed, “Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era”.

    This year’s big announcement of Apache Spark being brought to HDInsight was the latest Big Data announcement delivered by Microsoft and Hortonworks.…

    In version 1.2.0, Apache Spark introduced a Data Source API (SPARK-3247) to enable deep platform integration with a larger number of data sources and sinks. We are proud to announce that support for the Apache Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) file format is included in Spark 1.4 as a new data source. This support was added through a collaboration between Hortonworks and Databricks, tracked by SPARK-2883.

    The Apache ORC file format and associated libraries recently became a top level project at the Apache Software Foundation.…

    Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is well underway. The conference is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s partner community to understand key marketing and business strategies and engage with the Microsoft community. At this year’s conference, Microsoft’s National Sales Organization announced its 2015 Partner of the Year awards, and Hortonworks has been recognized with the Cloud Partner of the Year Award for both the West and Central U.S. Regions.

    The Hortonworks team is honored to receive the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year Award – an honor that we received thanks to our longstanding relationship with Microsoft.…

    Apache Spark has garnered a lot of developer attention and is often the top of agenda in my customer interactions. Since we announced support for Spark in HDP, we have seen broad customer adoption of our Spark offering. Our customers love Spark for the simplicity of its API, speed of development and the runtime performance. Spark is also democratizing Machine Learning and making it easier and approachable to more developers.

    Today Microsoft announced support for Spark in HDInsight – this is a big step towards driving customer adoption for Spark workloads on Hadoop clusters in Azure.…

    Oracle and Hortonworks continue to work on bringing the latest ELT and real-time transactional data streaming capabilities to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).   Recently Oracle completed certification testing for HDP 2.2 for both Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, both integral parts of the Oracle Data Integration product portfolio. These releases certified on HDP 2.2 are the latest in the series of advanced Big Data updates and features that Oracle Data Integration is rolling out for customers to help take their Hadoop projects to the next level of enterprise integration.…

    Our guest blogger today is Sean Anderson, Manager of Data Service at Rackspace, the managed cloud company. Sean will share with us all the work Rackspace is doing with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for an an Enterprise-ready Hadoop solution.

    Rackspace is excited to be joining the open source data platform community for Hadoop Summit 2015 hosted by Hortonworks and Yahoo. We partnered with Hortonworks in 2013 to build two platforms—one that delivers enterprise-ready Hadoop on-demand in the cloud, and another that delivers customizable and secure dedicated servers backed by fanatical support and expertise.…

    Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

    Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

    Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

    Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

    Since the launch of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) three years ago, we have seen first hand how Enterprises are embracing Apache Hadoop to enable their modern data architecture’s and power new analytics applications. Hadoop is helping organizations transform their business by providing them with a pervasive, enterprise ready data platform to meet their big data challenges.

    Apache Hadoop’s ability to process any data (i.e., clickstream, web and social, IoT, etc.) allows an Enterprise to derive insights in ways that were previously either technologically or economically not possible. …

    It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hortonworks and much of that busyness comes from all of the things we’ve been doing with our partners. This has been a stretch of time that we’ve affectionately been calling May-magedon with 9 major partner related events in a two and a half week span. We love telling the story of of the transformative nature of Apache Hadoop along with the increasing pervasiveness of enterprise Hadoop driven through a vibrant ecosystem.…

    Next week, in Las Vegas, thousands of attendees will join Informatica World to explore just how far data can take them. Many companies already rely on massive volumes of internal and external data to create new insights and build innovative and profitable business models. Where are you on your journey?

    To learn more about how Hortonworks and Informatica partner to optimize the entire big data supply chain on Hadoop and can help you turn data into actionable information to drive business value, join the following sessions:

    • On Tuesday, May 12, during the Big Data Ready Summit, John Kreisa, VP Strategic Marketing at Hortonworks, will be part of the Succeeding with Big Data and Avoiding the Pitfalls panel.

    Guest writer Kristian Kimbro Rickard, Founder & CEO of Microsoft Silver Competency Cloud Partner MAX451, contributed to this post describing her experience working with Microsoft and Hortonworks to implement an end-to-end business analytics solution for retailer Pier 1 Imports. Embracing a culture of innovation, Pier 1 Imports learned hands-on as first-wave early adopters of Azure Machine Learning, Azure HDInsight and Power BI.

    When first engaging with Pier 1 Imports, we at MAX451 were pleasantly surprised to observe their team members were aligned across departments and focused on a common, shared vision: to offer a special shopping experience, whether in store or online.…