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The Hortonworks Blog

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We continue to see great activity and recommend the following assets from last week. Top Articles from HCC Pig Doing Yoga: How to Build Superflexible Pig Scripts by:gkeys We know that parameter passing is valuable for pig script reuse. One lesser known understanding is […]

Needless to say, partners are a crucial part of the Hadoop community and that’s evidenced by the number of organisations Hortonworks is connected with as part of our PartnerWorks Programme.  Back in October 2011, we announced our partnership with Microsoft to collaborate on a Hadoop distribution for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server.  Since that announcement, […]

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We continue to see great activity and recommend the following assets from last week. Top Articles from HCC Nifi 1.0.0 Beta UI Introduction by:hsowell The Apache Nifi community recently released the beta version of Apache Nifi 1.0.0. This version comes with significant updates, which […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the Strategy Meets Action (SMA) insurance innovation community webinar on the business opportunities with “Finding the Business Value of Advanced Analytics”. Many companies are not sure where to begin the journey, when and how to use new data sources, traditional data, and ‘data in motion.’ During this […]

This summer, I worked as a Customer Success Intern with the Technical Support Team at Hortonworks. My experience as an intern was packed with fun but what I really was able to takeaway from the opportunity was an invaluable experience. I worked on the automation side with the support team, helping build tools and scripts […]

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We continue to see great activity and recommend the following assets from last week. Top Articles from HCC Phoenix HBase Tuning – Quick Hits by:smanjee HBase tuning like any other service within the ecosystem requires understanding of the configurations and the impact (good or […]

A guest blog post from Scott Schlesinger, Principal, America’s EY Advisory EY and Hortonworks formed a strategic business alliance in August 2015 that is focused on helping our valued clients turn big data challenges into big business opportunities.  Recognizing that big data is transforming business and technology is driving that change, EY plays a significant role in […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by experts in the Energy Industry. Here are just a few of the sessions focussed on Energy, be that Oil and Gas or Nuclear, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. A Data Lake and a Data Lab to optimize operations and safety within […]

Data-in-motion and the increase in the number of sensors and connected devices is fueling data growth in Hadoop. The speed with which enterprises can make decisions based on data is critical to their competitive advantage. At Hadoop Summit San Jose the IoT and Streaming Track had the most submissions or any track and the Track committee lead by Gearóid O’Brien […]

At Hadoop Summit San Jose we are excited to be joined by industry experts from the Insurance Industry. Here are just a few of the business focussed sessions, but you need to register to attend Hadoop Summit. Disrupting Insurance with Advanced Analytics — Next Generation Actuarial Science Speakers: Cindy Maike from Hortonworks and Sanjeev Kumar from Saama […]

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 […]

Part 1: A Little History In this series of blog posts, we will provide an in-depth look select features introduced with the release of Apache Storm (Storm) 1.0. To kick off the series, we’ll take a look how Storm has evolved over the years from its beginnings as an open source project, up to the […]

We are busy preparing for Hadoop Summit San Jose, it is going to be an amazing event, but I wanted to pauseand thank a special group of people that make Hadoop Summit the premier event to learn about the technologies and business drivers that are transforming big data. All sessions are by pragmatists and experts in […]

Yes, Software has Eaten the World Back in 2011,  Marc Andreessen has said that “software is eating the world.”   In this famous article, Marc discusses how software will soon be at the centerpiece of defining our economy and all sorts of products.  Fast forward to 2016, and his perspective has been proven right.  Software has now […]