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If you are heading to New York City for the Strata Conference,October 15-17, 2014, and are interested in learning more about how Apache Hadoop fits into Modern Data Architecture (MDA) along side key enterprise technologies and want to have a chance for some great prizes, then don’t miss our Passport Program.

You will get an opportunity to meet with Big Data ecosystem leaders, see the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in action, and join the conversation with eighteen of our business partners.…

A panel of reviewers made up of InfoWorld Test Center editors and industry experts selected Apache Storm as a winner for 2014’s InfoWorld Bossie award. The “Bossies” identify the Best of Open Source Software every year. These Bossie awards celebrate game-changing open source software projects in different domains, and the panel selected Apache Storm in the Big Data Tools category.

This is the first year that a streaming computation framework has been selected in the Big Data category, which is a tribute to Apache Storm’s broad industry adoption and versatility. …

Since our founding over three years ago, a core part of our strategy has been on enabling the enterprise to use Hadoop in the context of their existing technologies via a Modern Data Architecture. From the earliest days of the company when we hired Mitch Ferguson to head our business development efforts, we’ve been working closely with data center ecosystem leaders, large and small, to integrate Hadoop so that it can take it’s place in the next generation data architecture.…

Apache Tez has been selected as a winner for 2014’s InfoWorld Bossie award. The “Bossies” identify the Best of Open Source software every year and are awarded by a panel of InfoWorld Test Center editors and industry expert reviewers. The Bossie awards celebrate game-changing open source software projects in different domains, and Apache Tez was selected in the Big Data Tools category.

Last year, Apache Hadoop with YARN as its architectural center was awarded a Bossie.…

Over the last several months, Oracle and Hortonworks have been working together to bring ETL tools and connectors to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Hortonworks and Oracle have teamed up to provide comprehensive data integration capabilities and technologies that lay the foundation for a modern data integration architecture, delivering on the promise of big data for customers of all sizes and scale.

We’re happy to announce that the Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is now certified with the HDP 2.1.…

It’s been just about a year since SAP signed up to be a strategic reseller for the Hortonworks Data Platform and what a year it’s been — we’ve worked on enablement, engineering and marketing efforts.

Enablement and Support Milestones

As part SAP’s Big Data strategy, the SAP sales force can resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as a Strategic Reseller. This means that a SAP customer can purchase HDP from SAP using the same purchasing vehicles and agreements they already have in place.…

Last week’s Hortonworks webinar “What’s Possible with a Modern Data Architecture?” featured Greg Girard, program director for omni-channel analytics strategies at IDC Retail Insights and Mark Ledbetter, vice president for industry solutions at Hortonworks. Greg provides targeted, fact-based guidance to retailers for the application of analytics across the enterprise. Mark has more than twenty-five years experience in the software industry with a focus on retail and supply chains.

Many of Greg and Mark’s thoughts from the webinar echo topics also covered in the recent Hortonworks white paper “The Retail Sector Boosts Sales with Hadoop.”

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Greg discussed the most significant drivers of big data initiatives in the retail industry, including customer acquisition, pricing strategies or competitive intelligence.…

At Hortonworks, we are always watching emerging trends in the datacenter to find opportunities for deeper ecosystem integration with Apache Hadoop in simple and intuitive ways. We first partnered with OpenShift by Red Hat earlier this year when we made it possible to call out to Hadoop services from OpenShift via cartridges. You can read more about that solution here. As Enterprise Cloud (e.g. PaaS) offerings have matured to support a broad set of workloads, we’ve had a number of our customers ask about how Hadoop-centered Big Data and PaaS initiatives could work together – particularly in light of Apache Hadoop YARN being the multi-workload resource manager for batch, interactive and real-time workloads on Hadoop.…

BlueData™, a new Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner, is a pioneer in Big Data private clouds that help enterprises create a self-service cloud experience on premise. BlueData has been recently certified with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

BlueData’s Director of Business Development, Rashmi Gopinath, describes the interworking and advantages of the BlueData EPIC™ solution with HDP.

Last week BlueData announced the launch of EPIC™ Enterprise, a Big Data private cloud solution, and its subsequent certification on Hortonworks Data Platform.…

Hortonworks’ strategy, since our inception, has been extremely consistent: enable a modern data architecture whereby users have the ability to store data in a single location and interact with it in multiple ways – using the right data processing engine at the right time.  At the core of that strategy is YARN, which as a part of Apache Hadoop, allows multiple data processing engines to interact with data stored in a single platform, unlocking an entirely new approach to analytics.…

As more companies turn to Hadoop as a crucial data platform, we are seeing security considerations continuing to play a much bigger role. Dataguise DgSecure works in concert with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to bring enterprise grade security and insight to Hadoop deployments. Data governance professionals can employ critical security features such as centrally managed authorization and audit, as well as sensitive data discovery, data centric protection and reporting to their Hadoop deployments.…

Concurrent Inc. is a Hortonworks Technology Partner and recently announced that Cascading 3.0 now supports Apache Tez as an application runtime. Cascading is a powerful development framework for building enterprise data applications on Hadoop and is one of the most widely deployed technologies for data applications, with more than 175,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in data application development on Hadoop.…

Internet of Things (IoT) Potential and Process

It may seem obvious (or inevitable), but many companies are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT)—and for good reasons, notes Forbes’ Mike Kavis. For one, McKinsey Global Institute reports that IoT business will reach $6.2 trillion in revenue by 2025. And second, more and more objects are becoming embedded with sensors that communicate real-time data to data centers’ networks for processing, explain McKinsey’s Chui, Loffler, and Roberts.…

On September 17, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) voted to graduate Apache Storm to a top-level project (TLP). This represents a major step forward for the project and represents the momentum built by a broad community of developers from not only Hortonworks, but also Yahoo!, Alibaba, Twitter, Microsoft and many other companies.

What is Apache Storm and why is it useful?

Apache Storm is a distributed, fault tolerant, and highly scalable platform for processing streaming data.…

ITC Infotech is a Hortonworks consulting and integration partner and provides IT services and solutions to leading global customers. The company addresses a wide range of customer challenges through innovative IT solutions.

Today, guest blogger Aditya Agrawal, head of Advance technology, ZLabs at ITC Infotech focuses on ITC’s RADAR framework for the Retail industry.

STORM and SOLR are excellent examples of new Hadoop tools that enable new use cases that were pretty hard to implement before.…

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