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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

Yesterday, we published our quarterly results which we were able to achieve because of our customers, the open source community, our partners, employees and shareholders. Key open source data technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Spark and NiFi would simply not have the market penetration today without all of you. We continue to see our Connected […]

Guest Blog by: T.J. Glazier, Accenture Senior Manager & Master Technology Architect Global Program Lead, Accenture Big Data Academy Accenture launched the Big Data Academy in 2012 to provide world-class big data and advanced analytics capabilities to its clients. Accenture’s global breadth and scale, operating in more than 120 countries with greater than 373,000 employees […]

I had the honor of being part of the amazing Hadoop Summit in April this year. WOW what a blast! For starters we had it in Dublin Ireland, and 1,400 of our closest friends joined us for a few days of fun, conversation and learning. The venue was amazing and there was no one in […]

Apache Hadoop has emerged as a rising star in open source technology since it not only disrupts the economics of big data and analytics, it also empowers enterprises to solve many of the growing problems associated with managing massive datasets. Of course, public cloud adoption has continued to accelerate. Forrester’s most recent report illustrates that […]

Introduction Confluent is pleased to announce the inaugural Kafka Summit 2016 to be held in San Francisco on April 26. The inaugural Kafka Summit is a full day conference that brings together the Apache Kafka community. At Hortonworks, since we are committed to delivering data-in-motion and data-at-rest completely in the open, we continue to introduce […]

Are you heading to HBaseCon this year on May 24? This year HBaseCon just had too much great content to fit it all into one day, and thanks to the kind sponsorship of Salesforce we’re happy to announce that PhoenixCon, the first ever Apache Phoenix user conference will be held on the next day, May […]

The IoAT and Big Data means big business It is now common knowledge that the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the data it brings can offer valuable business insights for the vast majority of industries. However, data analytics and the IoT are continuing to develop at an accelerated pace and, from this […]

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 […]

In Part 3 of the Apache Metron announcement series, Apache Metron Tech Preview 1 – Come and Get it! , we outlined Apache Metron 0.1 release’s new features and enhancements. Then we demonstrated how to deploy on a single node VM using vagrant and a cloud-based install for a complete 10 node Metron cluster using […]

To compete in the age of IoAT, organizations are tapping into data sources from a network of physical objects to design new customer experiences. The companies that are furthest along are removing operational inefficiencies from their internal processes. They are using self learning algorithms and dynamic model deployment for predictive maintenance to accelerate success in […]

Please join Hortonworks for the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase event on 27 April in Paris, France. The showcase will be all about Connected Data Platforms for Connected Cars and will run from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, hosted by Grant Bodley, GM Global Automotive & Manufacturing Solutions at Hortonworks. You can register here. Be sure to visit Hortonworks […]

Introduction The community recently announced the release of Apache Storm 1.0.0 Stable. This is a significant release that delivers several features that pertain to enterprise readiness, operational simplicity and ease of use by dramatically enhancing areas around performance, scalability, debug-abilty and manageability. Highlights Here are some of the highlights of features introduced in Storm 1.0 […]

In Kicking Off the Apache Metron Tech Preview 1 Blog Series, we introduced the origins of the Apache Metron™  project. In Part 2, Apache Metron User Personas and Core Functional Themes, we covered how Metron helps organizations build capabilities in their people and processes to help bridge the cyber security talent gap. In this third part of […]

Blog post by Vamsi Chemitiganti, General Manager-Financial Services, Hortonworks and Joe Gillespie, Anti-Money Laundering Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton Now more than ever, advanced analytic technology is a necessity in creating an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. As data volumes grow from a high number of customers using multiple channels (including ATM kiosks, online and branch […]