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The Hortonworks Blog

One of the fastest ways for customers to realize the benefit of Hadoop technology is by using it to solve relevant business challenges especially as they pertain to improving outcomes in their industry. Customers can accelerate their journey and obtain greater ROI by leveraging solutions and/or services that address challenges unique to their business. For […]

Our guest blogger today is Nyla Beth Gawel, Manager of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Internet of Things Practice. Booz Allen Hamilton, one of our strategic System Integrators, describes how they help customers with their IoT analytics using Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), powered by Apache NiFi. Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off in forms ranging from […]

Our guest blogger is Bob Taylor, Alliances Director at Concurrent, a Hortonworks Technology Partner. In this blog, Bob describes three factors that helped in the success of HomeAway in their big data initiative and are applicable to all projects. HomeAway is a customer of Hortonworks and Concurrent. HomeAway is a great example of an organization that […]

This post was co-authored by Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks GM for CPG and Retail, and Jeff Seibert, Analytics Strategist at Blue Granite. More and more, consumers interact with their retailers through mobile devices. Because communication is easier, consumers tend to assume that customer service is similarly responsive. And so, they are more likely to become frustrated and […]

Is a Lake Big Enough to House Your Ocean of Data? Contrary to popular belief, Hadoop was not the elephant-in-the-china-shop that marauded and disrupted the data center. The real culprit is data and how it has exploded in volume. The past two or three years have seen a rise in the number of successful Hadoop […]

Our guest blogger today is Rob Rosen, Senior Director Partner Solutions at Platfora, describes how to help customers achieve strategic advantage through data discovery. While many people have heard the notion of “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns,” it may surprise you to discover that the concept was first popularized by a NASA scientist. In a presentation […]

The advent of connected manufacturing has ushered in an era where low-cost machine sensors take thousands of measurements per second at many points across the manufacturing process. This stream of sensor data enables manufacturers to quickly detect emerging anomalies and solve issues before they impact yield and quality. Big Data insights enable predictive analytics for […]

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI), based out of the Life Sciences Institute of the University of BC, has deployed HDP and PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse to collect, store and manage genomic and clinical data for Molecular You (MY).  PHEMI is a Hortonworks Technology partner and in this blog, Richard Proctor, General Manager, Global Healthcare […]

There’s excitement in the air as one of Benelux’s largest Big Data conferences “Big Data Expo”, comes to Utrecht in The Netherlands. We’re sponsoring and you’ll find our experts Chris Harris and Jhon Masschelein presenting such topics as “5 Steps for Effective use of Apache Spark in Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3” and “Lessons Learned: 5 […]

Our guest blog today is from Don Brown, COO and Founder of Rocana, Hortonworks Technology Partner, talks about our partnership, mainstream Hadoop adoption and the importance of global IT Operations management. Our partnership with Hortonworks is another exciting step on the path to mainstream adoption of Hadoop as the critical platform for modern, global-scale IT […]

Since the partnership between Hortonworks and SAS we have created some awesome assets (i.e., SAS Data Loader sandbox tutorial, educational webinars and array of blogs) that have enabled Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts’ hands-on training with Apache Hadoop and SAS’ powerful analytics solutions. You can find more details around our partnership and resources here: http://hortonworks.com/partner/sas To continue […]

In a world that creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every year, how can organizations take advantage of unprecedented amounts of data? Is data becoming the largest untapped asset? What architectures do companies need to put in place to deliver new business insights while reducing storage and maintenance costs? Cisco and Hortonworks have been partnering […]

Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world by protecting digital information and online transactions. The Symantec Cloud Platform team turned to Hortonworks to ingest an enormous volume of security logs, analyze that security metadata and then use that insight to protect its customers. Symantec now analyzes threat data much more quickly […]

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span across Apache Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark, […]

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 […]