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The Hortonworks Blog

  Baker Hughes CEO Martin Craighead says: “If a typical deep water well is like going to the moon, then the Gulf of Mexico ultra-deep water frontier is like going to Mars.”* Safely performing these kinds of complex and high risk operations requires many people to collaborate, share information and make informed decisions quickly.  When […]

Recent industry research by both Strategy Meets Action (SMA) and Novarica highlights analytics as the top priority for the insurance industry. Further, the Insurers’ 2016 Strategic Initiatives: Advancing Industry Transformation report by SMA identified customer engagement as another top priority for insurers. Success in the insurance industry depends on your company’s ability to quickly interact […]

This week we made a huge step forward in accelerating genomics-based precision medicine in research and clinical care, starting a consortium of experts and organizations who will help to define the next generation of genomics research. We’ve already been joined by Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mayo Clinic, OneOme and […]

We launched our new Partnerworks program earlier this year and since then, we’ve seen massive interest and growth of partners in the program. Partnerworks provides a global infrastructure to support and enable our 1,800+ partners in selling, implementing, and innovating with our solutions as well as helping to amplify our joint voice through go to […]

Early this year, we announced our partnership with Pivotal and Syncsort,  incorporating key technologies from the ecosystem to optimize the value from Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms. Today, I am very excited to announce an addition with our partnership to provide global access to and resell AtScale. Customers are constantly asking us to find simpler, faster […]

Hadoop Summit is an industry-leading Hadoop community event for business leaders and technology experts (such as architects, data scientists and Hadoop developers) to learn about the technologies and business drivers transforming data. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hadoop and we are celebrating! More than 5,000 Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts are expected to […]

There were a lot of great activities and sessions at the recent Apache: Big Data North America in Vancouver, B.C. I enjoyed the technical level of the sessions and meeting others who contribute to projects in the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The sessions I went to had a high level of interesting technical content, with […]

Guest Blog by: T.J. Glazier, Accenture Senior Manager & Master Technology Architect Global Program Lead, Accenture Big Data Academy Accenture launched the Big Data Academy in 2012 to provide world-class big data and advanced analytics capabilities to its clients. Accenture’s global breadth and scale, operating in more than 120 countries with greater than 373,000 employees […]

Apache Hadoop has emerged as a rising star in open source technology since it not only disrupts the economics of big data and analytics, it also empowers enterprises to solve many of the growing problems associated with managing massive datasets. Of course, public cloud adoption has continued to accelerate. Forrester’s most recent report illustrates that […]

Blog post by Cindy Maike, General Manager-Insurance, Hortonworks and Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Insurance, Saama Technologies. Data and analytics create a compelling competitive advantage for insurance organizations regardless of their size. Unfortunately, for many insurers, data is a ‘depreciating asset’ resulting in zero value if not properly managed. According to the Strategy Meets Action 2016 Insurance […]

Blog post by Vamsi Chemitiganti, General Manager-Financial Services, Hortonworks and Joe Gillespie, Anti-Money Laundering Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton Now more than ever, advanced analytic technology is a necessity in creating an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. As data volumes grow from a high number of customers using multiple channels (including ATM kiosks, online and branch […]

Hortonworks is proud and committed to being 100% open, we break down silos, push boundaries and enable the entire ecosystem to flourish and innovate (read Shaun Connolly’s blog). That belief extends to our commitment with Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) as well, we are proud to be part of ODPi because it operates under an open governance model […]

Denodo, providers of a data virtualization solution, has partnered with Hortonworks to help customers access their data stored in HDP – and any other data source in the organization – seamlessly and in real-time. Hadoop and the Need for Speed The amount of data continues to explode, doubling every two years, and this flood of […]

The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)[1] compliments core Apache Hadoop with Enterprise level governance, security, and operations capabilities. At HDP’s architectural center is YARN, providing resource management and a pluggable architecture that enables batch, interactive and real-time workloads to run effectively together, in the same cluster. SAS® Event Stream Processing[1] is embeddable software that analyzes streaming […]

Today our guest blogger is Keith Manthey, CTO from EMC. As part of my job, I regularly meet with clients around their Apache Hadoop journey. I often meet executives after they have encountered a catalytic event. In one particular meeting I vividly remember, the client had suffered over 24 hours of downtime on their Hadoop […]