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The Hortonworks Blog

It’s no secret that there is a data explosion. A recent IDC analyst report from April 2014 indicated the volume of data, known as the digital universe, is doubling in size every two years. And by 2020, there will be as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. There are many reasons […]

Guest author: Jeff Kelly, Data Strategist, Pivotal The phrase “digital transformation” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? When you strip away the hyperbole, I believe digital transformation is the process by which enterprises evolve from using traditional information technology to merely support existing business models to adopting modern […]

People often think about cloud architecture in simplistic terms: you’re either public, private, or hybrid. (In fact, there’s even confusion about the meaning of the term “hybrid” itself—this video helps clear it up: In the real world, of course, virtually every implementation is hybrid—no company puts 100% of its IT environment into one single cloud. […]

One the most enjoyable parts of my job is working with customers and partners who have innovated on the Hortonworks Connected Data Platform.  Companies like Servient. Here’s a great real example of a recent use case for a customer we worked together on in the energy vertical.  I’ve removed the actual name for obvious reasons. […]

Hadoop’s ability to work with Amazon S3 storage goes back to 2006 and the issue HADOOP-574, “FileSystem implementation for Amazon S3”. This filesystem client, “s3://” implemented an inode-style filesystem atop S3: it could support bigger files than S3 could then support, some its operations (directory rename and delete) were fast. The s3 filesystem allowed Hadoop […]

The Hadoop community is gathering this week to hear from data scientists, innovators and thought leaders on the state of the data industry. A wide range of topics will be covered, ranging from Hadoop use cases to data visualization and user experience. Customers looking for comprehensive solutions to manage all of their data needs rely […]

We recently concluded this webinar series, with 7 webinars and 77 questions answered. All webinars, slides, Q&A and related info are available below. Should you have any more questions, anytime, we encourage you to check out the Data Ingestion & Streaming track of Hortonworks Community Connection where an entire community of folks are monitoring and […]

This guest blog post is from our partner Attunity who is a leading provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Carole Gunst, Director of Marketing at Attunity, outlines our partnership and three opportunities to help customers learn […]

Expanding the Data In Motion Ecosystem of Hortonworks DataFlow The Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) ecosystem continues to accelerate, with 170+ connectors to different systems that support wide-scale dataflows. To further expand the HDF ecosystem, Hortonworks’ Partnerworks program now includes a new HDF Product Integration Certification program designed to simplify integrations of HDF into a company’s IT […]

It sounds like the Wild West, and when it comes to data, sometimes it looks like it too. The concept of “wrangling” brings to mind a lone cowboy on horseback, rounding up a herd of cattle. Back in the day, a really good wrangler could take charge of livestock, guiding them in the right direction […]

  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 […]