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The Hortonworks Blog

Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink These lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge also accurately describe the companies that are trying to transform themselves into a data driven company. These organizations have astronomical volumes of raw data at their disposal but how do they find that proverbial […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by industry experts from the industry. Here are just a few of the business focussed sessions, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. What is Data? And What Are You Doing? Speaker: Russell Foltz-Smith from RFS Productions  Abstract: We all talk about and do […]

June has got off to a great start – and not only because it seems like summer has arrived in London!  Yesterday, our team gathered in our International HQ a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station for a session with Mike Schiebel, our cyber security strategist, who is visiting from the west coast.  We have […]

We are proud to announce the technical preview of Spark-HBase Connector, developed by Hortonworks working with Bloomberg. The Spark-HBase connector leverages Data Source API (SPARK-3247) introduced in Spark-1.2.0.  It bridges the gap between the simple HBase Key Value store and complex relational SQL queries and enables users to perform complex data analytics on top of […]

Welcome back to my blogging adventure.  In my Cybersecurity Architecture series, we’ve spent some time discussing the value an analytic approach to the incident response process. In the last article, Conceptual Cybersecurity Architecture for analytic response, we started to drill into the solution space by giving a high level architecture to drive our discussion.  Let’s […]

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 […]

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of my blogging adventure. I’m Mike Schiebel, Cybersecurity Strategist at Hortonworks where I’m focused on cybersecurity to inject enterprise level security features into the Hadoop ecosystem and provide input into the Apache Metron open source project.  I figured introductions are in order, to explain the where and why […]

On September 22nd at 10:00 am PST, Vincent Lam, Director of Product Marketing at Protegrity, and Syed Mahmood, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Hortonworks, will be talking about how to secure sensitive data in Hadoop Data Lakes. Register Now In this blog, they provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they have […]

This is a guest blog from Stefan Kupstaitis-Dunkler, Accenture Technology Solutions GmbH. I’ve been working at Accenture for almost a year and last month I was invited to attend the partner masterclass on HDP 2.3 Security. The classroom setting was a great forum for interactive discussions and a showcase of the security capabilities in the newest […]

We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.3 is now generally available for download. HDP 2.3 brings numerous enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance. This version delivers a compelling new user experience, making it easier than ever before to “do Hadoop” and […]

Apache Hadoop has emerged as a critical data platform to deliver business insights hidden in big data. As a relatively new technology, system administrators hold Hadoop to higher security standards. There are several reasons for this scrutiny: External ecosystem that comprise of data repositories and operational systems that feed Hadoop deployments are highly dynamic and […]

Hadoop isn’t optional for today’s enterprises—that much is clear. But as companies race to get control over the significantly growing volumes of unstructured data in their organizations, they’ve been less certain about the right way to put Hadoop to work in their environment. We’ve already seen a variety of wrong approaches with proprietary extensions that […]

Over the past two quarters, Hortonworks has been able to attract over 200 new customers. We are attempting to feed the hunger our customers have shown for Hadoop over the past two years. We are seeing truly transformational business outcomes delivered through the use of Hadoop across all industries. The most prominent use cases are […]

SQL is the most popular use case for the Hadoop user community, and Apache Hive is still the defacto standard. Early this week, the Apache Hive community released Apache Hive 1.2.0. Already the third release this year, the Hive developer community continues to improve the release and grow its team, with 11 Hive contributors promoted […]

In this guest blog, Sumeet Kumar Agrawal, principal product manager for Big Data Edition product at Informatica, explains how Informatica’s Big Data Edition integrates with Hortonworks’ security projects, and how you can secure your big data projects. Many companies already use big data technology like Hadoop for their production environments, so they can store and analyze petabytes […]