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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 Common Hadoop Use Cases”. You can register here.

As Hortonworks continues to extended its footprint in Europe, we’re seeing  some exciting use cases and an increasing momentum of enterprise adoption of Hadoop.…

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 Operations management. Hortonworks’ emphasis on a platform that scales with the demands of big data applications is a great fit for the IT Operations market and for customers looking for more reliable, extensible, analytics, and limitless solutions.…

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 the momentum, we have Paul Kent, Vice President of Big Data at SAS, share his insights on the value of  YARN and the benefits it brings to SAS and its users- this time around SAS Grid and YARN. …

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 since 2013 to offer operational flexibility, innovation and simplicity when it comes to deploying and managing Hadoop clusters.…

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 because it optimized its data architecture using the storage and processing power of HDP—for both historical and real-time analysis.…

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, Hive, Pig, YARN, Ambari, Falcon, Ranger and other components that make up HDP platform.…

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.…