The Hortonworks Blog

Today’s guest blogger is from Hortonworks Technology Partner, WANdisco. Peter Scott, SVP of Business Development and OEM Sales at WANdisco, talks about how to easily migrate from one Hadoop distribution to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

Migration between Hadoop versions and distributions can be difficult, often causing extended downtime and disruption, unless you use the right tools. DistCp (distributed copy) is a tool available from Apache™ Hadoop®  used for large inter/intra-cluster copying from Apache.…

From Brian Burns, Regional Vice President-North Asia, Hortonworks

Big data is affecting nearly every industry and in every geography worldwide. That is particularly true in regions that have heavy manufacturing and advanced digital economies like Japan and the whole of the APAC region. The potential for harnessing this data to improve operations and find new business models and create new analytic applications is enormous and Hortonworks is seeing tremendous interest and uptake in Open Enterprise Hadoop throughout the region.…

Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program by creating hands-on, performance-based exams. Our new exams consist of tasks that candidates perform on a live HDP cluster. We are the first Hadoop provider to exclusively offer hands-on certification exams! The goal is to distinguish our exams from multiple-choice certifications. This will provide a measure of skills recognized in the Hadoop industry as meaningful and relevant to real-world tasks that a candidate would perform on the job.…

Today, Tech Mahindra announced that their in-house developed analytics platform Tech Mahindra Analytics Platform (TAP) has joined the family of Hortonworks certified partners and products. As part of Hortonworks’ continued focus on the expansion of the Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem, Tech Mahindra recently completed extensive certification testing on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Not only is Tech Mahindra a certified HDP Ready partner, they are also certified as HDP YARN Ready and as an HDP Systems Integrator Gold partner.…

Today, Ernst & Young LLP announced today a strategic business relationship with Hortonworks, Inc.® to provide new data management offerings that leverage and extend Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) together with EY’s data and information management services. EY has been building expertise and solutions around Hadoop to help data driven organizations leverage newly available data (structured and unstructured) to gain better insights and increase operational efficiency, improve profitability and reduce costs, ultimately with a goal to obtaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.…

In this guest blog,  Murthy Mathiprakasam, principal product marketing manager at Informatica, tells us more about the partnership with Hortonworks and how the two companies optimize the entire big data supply chain on Hadoop, turning data into actionable information to drive business value.

There has never been a more exciting time in the world of data management. With a growing number and type of data consumers seeking access to growing data volumes and data varieties, the role of data in organizational success has never been more critical.…

Today, we were pleased to announce the selection of Hortonworks to the EMC Select Program. We’re delighted to host this guest blog from from Ryan Peterson, the Chief Solutions Strategist at EMC. Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan.

Today, Hortonworks and EMC announced a broadened relationship. Hortonworks announced that EMC has chosen Hortonworks as an EMC Select Partner,which means that EMC will now be able to resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).…

With new types of data driving growth and competitive advantage as never before, it’s crucial to implement the right solution for your data lake. Power and performance are important, of course, as are security and efficiency, but more fundamentally, you also need to be sure it’s going to work as advertised. That’s where the EMC Business Partner Program for Technology comes in, helping customers find industry-leading technologies that are optimized, validated and certified with EMC technologies.…

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.…