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With the release of Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox several new exciting features have been added to Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin. Apache Spark Updates One of the most powerful new Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox features is the ability to run two versions of Spark alongside in the same environment: a Generally Available (GA) Spark 1.6.2 and a […]

It’s never been easier to get started with Apache Hadoop. The Hortonworks Sandbox combines 100% open-source Apache Hadoop and its data access engines (Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, Apache Solr, Apache Pig) with enterprise-grade Operations (Apache Ambari), Security (Apache Ranger and Apache Knox) and Governance (Apache Atlas).  The Sandbox also provides tools for devOps, […]

How Hortonworks can help hotel industry capture value through Insights Aggregation and Predictive Analytics Big Data has transformed every industry including the hospitality vertical. Through customer analytics, targeted segmentation, and campaigning, hotels would like to focus on delivering personalized promotions, cross and up-selling travel services. Our objective is to address these challenges through an open-source […]

Show us what you can do! Here at Hortonworks, we’ve been showing people how fast and easy it is to use Hortonworks DataFlow, powered by Apache NiFi to easily, quickly and securely move data to where you need it. So we thought we’d test it out – and we are offering a speed test challenge! […]

My life as part of a high performance team Last week we released Hortonworks DataFlow HDF 2.0. It was a great 1 year anniversary present for me – a new release of the product I’ve been supporting since I joined Hortonworks a year ago. I’ve had the privilege of working with the most talented, quick-thinking, […]

Enterprises across the globe are confronting the need to create a Digital Strategy. While the term itself may seen intimidating to some, it essentially represents  an agile culture built on customer centricity & responsiveness. The only way to attain Digital success is to understand your customers at a micro level while making strategic decisions on […]

Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) 2.0 is now available! HDF is powered by Apache NiFi 1.0.0, which recently underwent a major redesign. Whether you’re a current user or just now planning to try it out, this is exciting news. A lot of new feature content went into this release such as multi-tenancy and zero-master clustering. The purpose […]

Last week I had a unique opportunity to present to a group of C-level retail industry leaders. Here are five stories I heard that you might find interesting. These are leaders in Merchandising, Marketing, Infrastructure and IT in top European companies.  The common link was dinner and retail. I spoke briefly about my experience in retail and adoption of […]

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. How to pull data from Twitter and push data to Elasticsearch using Apache NiFi. by:myoung Short tutorial that walk you through the process of using NiFi to pull data from Twitter and […]

Hadoop for Health Insurance: The future of the healthcare industry rests in the promise of collecting, analyzing and taking action on the output of larger amounts of information. Through the advancements in big data, machine learning and advanced analytics, healthcare organizations can leverage and manipulate data to improve overall member health, reduce costs, improve quality […]

Five key capabilities for IoT implementations IoT connected devices are turning up everywhere.  Every major communications carrier is offering its own IoT platform.  And hundreds of technology companies are offering capabilities for IoT use case implementation. But the crux of the matter is not what options there are, but how to make it all work together. […]

Enterprise Productivity and Integration of Apache NiFi, Kafka and Storm, together with Ambari and Ranger We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) Version 2.0 is now generally available for download!  As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDF 2.0 provides a new level of enterprise integration for data […]

Originally posted in HCC – Hortonworks Community Connection Prerequisites Download HDP Sandbox MySQL database (Should already be present in the sandbox) Nifi 0.6 or later ( Download and install a new version of NIFI or use Ambari to install NIFI in the sandbox) MySQL setup (Source Database) In this setup we will create a table in […]

This guest blog post is from our partner Attunity who is a leading provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Carole Gunst, Director of Marketing at Attunity, outlines our partnership and three opportunities to help customers learn […]

Expanding the Data In Motion Ecosystem of Hortonworks DataFlow The Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) ecosystem continues to accelerate, with 170+ connectors to different systems that support wide-scale dataflows. To further expand the HDF ecosystem, Hortonworks’ Partnerworks program now includes a new HDF Product Integration Certification program designed to simplify integrations of HDF into a company’s IT […]