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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

Attunity is an ISV partner of Hortonworks focused provides data optimization and data integration software that helps Hortonworks customers address exploding data growth and efficiently manage the performance of BI and data warehouse systems. As our guest blogger today, Carole Gunst, Marketing Director at Attunity, introduces the findings of a recent report on Data Lake Adoption, the […]

Register now for the February 25th Webinar at 10am PST/1pm EST. Data is a natural resource for insurance companies. It is acquired, exchanged, and analyzed on an unprecedented scale. Insurance brokers around the world now rely on data obtained from: Mobile devices Wearable devices Telematics Clickstream Social media Claims notes and diaries Call center recordings […]

A couple of months ago I joined Hortonworks. There was an undeniable pull to go into the fire of crazy fast innovation and growth. About four seconds in, I realized there was so much more than just the pace of execution and growth but rather a bigger opportunity to be a part of something game-changing. […]

It’s our pleasure to host Ryan Peterson, Chief Solution Strategist at EMC, as a guest blogger to expand upon another great step in our partnership to deliver compelling customer solutions through joint engineering efforts.  Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan. Object storage isn’t a new concept and EMC’s been innovating around it since the beginning. Take our Centera […]

Customers who are dealing with massive growth of large unstructured data sources need to evaluate their storage architecture for scalability, flexibility and ease of management. In a recent study, performed by the Enterprise Strategy Group, IT decision makers were asked to identify their biggest storage challenges. In addition to rapid data growth rate, they also […]

As General Manager for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, I hear our customers tell real-world stories about how Open Enterprise Hadoop is transforming their businesses. Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow, integrated with other technologies, give insurers analytical advantages that they can use to break away from the pack. But that success depends on their ability […]