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The Hortonworks Blog

THE STATE OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IT ARCHITECTURE… This blog has time & again discussed how Global, Domestic and Regional banks need to be innovative with their IT platform to constantly evolve their product offerings & services. This is imperative due to various business realities –  the increased competition by way of the FinTechs, web scale players delivering […]

I started my journey at Hortonworks a little over five years ago and have been to many Hadoop Summits in the US, Europe and now Asia.  I just kicked off a two day sold out show in Tokyo and shared my thoughts and stories on architectures and business transformation.    John Kreisa’s post here has […]

Big Data and IoT

Hortonworks sees big data and IoT evolving together. After all, every business is a data business. And in a connected world everything is an IoT device. For example, consider the connected car. The connected car is actually multiple use cases of IoT data. There is data from the car needed for scheduled maintenance,  recalls and […]

Last week we announced third quarter results, and it was a milestone quarter.   Customers in 60 countries chose Hortonworks to help with their on-premise, hybrid and public cloud data management strategies. A big thanks to the Hortonworks team. I wanted to stop for a second and note the significance of the fact that we just […]

“The most damaging phrase in the language is, ‘It’s always been done that way.’” – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy This year Hortonworks was a Gold Sponsor at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Houston, Texas. This conference is named in honor of Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the […]

This three part series explores the automated investment management or the “Robo-advisor” (RA) movement. The first post in this series @- http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2329 – discussed how Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as the front office is concerned. As a result, automated investment vehicles have largely begun changing that trend and they helping create a […]

One of the privileges of my job is working with many different technology leaders who are major users of big data. In all types of company and industry. I get a bird’s eye view of the playing field. There’s definitely a number of skirmishes happening at the moment in the cultural revolution created by the data […]

Not that long ago, customers relied on traditional business intelligence tools and data to help guide them in making business decisions to improve efficiencies or increase topline growth. A lot of that data is structured data that captures transactional exchanges, and are being stored in relational databases. Capturing new data sources such as geo-location, sensors, […]

If you’ve been reading along, you’re aware of the lightbulb moments from my article, “echo: hello world”, that allowed me to discover the benefits of an analytic approach to cybersecurity.  This is the start of my new blog series, The CISO’s View, where I focus on the executive level business concerns facing security leaders. Today, […]

While we are out in Tokyo for the Hadoop Summit (#HS16Tokyo) this week, the Irish contingent of the Hortonworks’ international team also has had great cause for celebration – the official opening of our new office in Cork on Wednesday! At 12,499 square feet and a maximum capacity for 83 Hortonworkers (+ one regular guest, […]

We recently hosted a webinar on the newest features of Hortonworks DataFlow 2.0 highlighting: the new user interface new processors in Apache NiFi Apache NiFi multi-tenancy Apache NiFi zero master clustering architecture Apache MiNiFi One of the first things you may have noticed in Hortonworks DataFlow 2.0 is the new user interface based on Apache […]

Apache Spark has been Open Source’s new kid on the block. Companies are using Spark to develop sophisticated models that would enable them to discover new opportunities or avoid risk. But what does the future or at least the near future hold for Spark? In this blog we have outlined five trends we see in […]

According to a recent Allied Market Research forecast report, we can expect a 32% CAGR in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) market. This growth will mainly be driven by customers running big data analytics on ever increasing data sets. This allows them to gain new insights in their business, and build competitive differentiation. Throughout IBM’s […]

“Millennials want “finance at their fingertips”..they want to be able to email and text the financial advisors and talk to them on a real-time basis,”– Greg Fleming, Ex-Morgan Stanley Executive The first post in this series on Robo-advisors,  touched on the fact that Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as […]

I am super excited to be in my first month at Hortonworks, heading up the product and solutions marketing team. In addition to joining a super star team, I am joining one of the leading innovators in the modern data landscape. My love affair with all things data started in the early 1990’s when I […]