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The Hortonworks Blog

I’m just reaching the end of my first month at Hortonworks based in our London office.  Most of that time has been spent with our customers understanding their use cases, reading about trends and developments in data analytics or watching videos about everything from connected data platforms to modern data apps to the bits and bytes […]

The first post in this three part series brought to the fore critical strategic trends in the Wealth & Asset Management (WM) space – the most lucrative portion of Banking. This second post will describe an innovation framework for a forward looking WM institution.The final post will cover technology architecture and business strategy recommendations for WM CXO’s. Introduction: […]

Part 1: A Little History In this series of blog posts, we will provide an in-depth look select features introduced with the release of Apache Storm (Storm) 1.0. To kick off the series, we’ll take a look how Storm has evolved over the years from its beginnings as an open source project, up to the […]

Before we drill down into how Hortonworks partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to design and develop a platform to discover genomic links to cancer, let’s take a look at a few of cancer’s fundamental attributes. Cancer is both a complicated and complex disease.  Cancer is complicated because it is not actually a single disease, but rather the […]

Welcome back to my blogging adventure.  In my Cybersecurity Architecture series, we’ve spent some time discussing the value an analytic approach to the incident response process. In the last article, Conceptual Cybersecurity Architecture for analytic response, we started to drill into the solution space by giving a high level architecture to drive our discussion.  Let’s […]

This blog focuses on moving streaming analytics outside the confines of the traditional data center. Moving streaming analytics closer to where data originates can be accomplished by leveraging an enterprise grade data movement application, married with an extremely lightweight streaming engine. This combination is being used by forward-looking organizations to solve usage cases in a […]

A guest blog post from Scott Schlesinger, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP In July 2015, EY announced its EY Warranty Analytics service offering for the SAP HANA® platform. The service includes EY’s advanced analytics for use with SAP® technology to monitor warranty claims, with the goals of identifying fraudulent activity, reducing costs and improving quality. Automobile […]

Apache Hadoop® exists within a broader ecosystem of enterprise analytical packages. This includes ETL tools, ERP and CRM systems, enterprise data warehouses, data marts and others. Modern workloads flow from these various traditional analytical sources into Hadoop and then often back out again. What dataset came from which system, when and how did it change over […]

  At Hortonworks, we work with hundreds of enterprises to ensure they get the most out of Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform. A critical part of making that possible is ensuring operators can quickly identify the root cause if something goes wrong. A few weeks ago, we presented our vision for Streamlining Apache […]

After years of experience with the entire Hadoop stack, Hortonworks solutions engineer Paul Hargis became interested in the math and statistics behind machine learning. He has since morphed into a Big Data Architect Extraordinaire and Spark Subject Matter Expert. In a recent interview, Paul shared his background and unique insights around Hadoop, Spark and Machine […]

“If (wealth management advisors) continue to work the way you have been, you may not be in business in five years” – Industry leader Joe Duran, 2015 TD Ameritrade Wealth Advisor Conference. The wealth management segment is a potential high growth business for any financial institution. It is the highest customer touch segment of banking and is fostered on long term and extremely lucrative advisory relationships. […]

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 […]