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The Hortonworks Blog

The Financial regulators are driving a Data Evolution Traditionally technology moves fast, regulators react slow. When technology leaps forward, it enables financial firms to change the nature of their business – often into un-regulated territory; Regulators react to pass regulation to catch up. This model can work in slow moving markets, but in todays interconnected […]

As enterprises around the world bring more of their sensitive data into Hadoop data lakes, balancing the need for democratization of access to data without sacrificing strong security principles becomes paramount. According to a recent research report by Securosis, “Hadoop has (mostly) reached security parity with the relational platforms of old, and that’s saying a […]

The most significant new feature in Apache Hive 2, to be included in the upcoming HDP 2.5 release is a technical preview of LLAP (Live Long and Process). LLAP enables as fast as sub-second SQL analytics on Hadoop by intelligently caching data in memory with persistent servers that instantly process SQL queries. Since LLAP is […]

The below blog has been co-authored by Vinay Shukla, Hortonworks, Moon So Lee, Apache Zeppelin PMC & NFLabs, Prabhjyot Singh, Apache Zeppelin PMC & Hortonworks” Recently the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Zeppelin as a top level project. This was a great milestone for both the Zeppelin and data science community. Since its’ incubation in […]

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 […]