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The Hortonworks Blog

Hadoop Summit in San Jose wrapped up a few weeks ago. This was the ninth year and, wow, have we come a long way. It’s been a decade for Apache Hadoop and five years for Hortonworks. Hadoop Summit is the leading conference for Hadoop and data management, and this year saw well over 4,000 attendees […]

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We have lots of great technical content and are continuing to see great activity. We recommend the following assets from last week: Top Articles from HCC Disaster recovery and Backup best practices in a typical Hadoop Cluster :Series 1 Introduction by:rbiswas Disaster recovery plan […]

It has been another exciting week on Hortonworks Community Connection HCC. We have lots of great technical content and are continuing to see great activity. We recommend the following assets from last week: Top Articles from HCC Adding KDC Administrator Credentials to the Ambari Credential Store by:rlevas Rack Awareness by:rbiswas Spark+Pycharm+Pybuilder on Docker by:smanjee YARN […]

“The data fabric is the next middleware.” –Todd Papaioannou, CTO at Splunk Enterprises across the globe are confronting the need to create a Digital Strategy. While the term itself may seen intimidating to some, to the business it essentially implies an agile culture built on customer centricity & responsiveness. The only way to attain Digital success […]

I was back ‘home’ for Hadoop Summit San Jose last week and I have to admit, it was fantastic to be hosting our customers and partners from across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia! It was a true testament to the relationships I’ve seen develop first hand within our international business over the past 12 […]

According to Strategy Meets Action (SMA), the value and disruption do not come from the “things” or the technology itself. New, actionable insights can be gleaned from massive amounts of new data being collected and analyzed. Insurers must build strong enterprise-wide data management and analytics capabilities to be in a position to capitalize on these […]

The first decade is over and we’re entering the second. One industry watcher makes a great point: Awkward teenage years ahead? I don’t believe we’ll be one of those ‘difficult’ teenagers. We might be a bit of a nerd, but we’ll be the well balanced one. The one with friends, the one that goes to […]

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 […]

This week we made a huge step forward in accelerating genomics-based precision medicine in research and clinical care, starting a consortium of experts and organizations who will help to define the next generation of genomics research. We’ve already been joined by Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mayo Clinic, OneOme and […]

Big data is changing the way enterprises interact with and consume data. Modern data platforms, such as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF), are driving a data revolution by powering new workloads and analytic applications. This week, there are thousands of attendees in San Jose at Hadoop Summit 2016 learning about the […]

Earlier today, we announced that Open Energi has tripled its investment in data analytics by adding Hortonworks DataFlow to its existing use of Hortonworks Data Platform to manage its data in motion. Open Energi is at the forefront of smart grids and the Internet of Things in the UK. Put simply, it allows its customers’ […]

The most significant new feature in Apache Hive 2, to be included in the upcoming HDP 2.5 release is a technical preview of LLAP (Live Long and Process). LLAP enables as fast as sub-second SQL analytics on Hadoop by intelligently caching data in memory with persistent servers that instantly process SQL queries. Since LLAP is […]

The below blog has been co-authored by Vinay Shukla, Hortonworks, Moon So Lee, Apache Zeppelin PMC & NFLabs, Prabhjyot Singh, Apache Zeppelin PMC & Hortonworks” Recently the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Zeppelin as a top level project. This was a great milestone for both the Zeppelin and data science community. Since its’ incubation in […]

Modern enterprises run on data. As part of our work at Hortonworks, we have been working with industry delivering Open and Connected Data Platforms that enable organizations to manage all data, data-in-motion and data-at-rest to empower actionable intelligence. This week at Hadoop Summit, the industry’s premier community event for  enterprise Hadoop and all things big-data,  the community […]

Today we announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as our Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution, providing customers Apache™ Hadoop® as a fully managed cloud service.   The announcement is very timely as this week, Hortonworks and Microsoft are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit 2016.  Highlighting HDInsight as our premier cloud offering helps […]