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The Hortonworks Blog

Metro Transit of St. Louis (MTL) operates the public transportation system for the St. Louis metropolitan region. The organization’s mission is “Meeting the region’s transit needs by providing safe, reliable, accessible, customer-focused service in a fiscally responsible manner.” Meeting the Challenge to Provide Safe, Reliable Public Transport To ensure the safety of passengers and the […]

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI), based out of the Life Sciences Institute of the University of BC, has deployed HDP and PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse to collect, store and manage genomic and clinical data for Molecular You (MY).  PHEMI is a Hortonworks Technology partner and in this blog, Richard Proctor, General Manager, Global Healthcare […]

The journey to data driven business transformation can be confusing and challenging. At Hortonworks, we understand this, and are offering a number of tools that will help companies map out their journey to fully utilize the value of their Big Data. The journey begins with understanding the opportunities unique to your business, and understanding how […]

There’s excitement in the air as one of Benelux’s largest Big Data conferences “Big Data Expo”, comes to Utrecht in The Netherlands. We’re sponsoring and you’ll find our experts Chris Harris and Jhon Masschelein presenting such topics as “5 Steps for Effective use of Apache Spark in Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3” and “Lessons Learned: 5 […]

Career choices are hard to make. How do you make the call to step out of your comfort zone, move on from a team you have built, disrupt your family life… how do you know when it’s the right opportunity? Find a company that is customer-first focused (this is especially important to me as I […]

Our guest blog today is from Don Brown, COO and Founder of Rocana, Hortonworks Technology Partner, talks about our partnership, mainstream Hadoop adoption and the importance of global IT Operations management. Our partnership with Hortonworks is another exciting step on the path to mainstream adoption of Hadoop as the critical platform for modern, global-scale IT […]

In a world that creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every year, it is extremely cheap to collect, store and curate all the data you will ever care about. Data is de facto becoming the largest untapped asset. So how can organizations take advantage of unprecedented amounts of data? The answer is new innovations; and […]

Today Microsoft has announced the Generally Availability of Azure HDInsight, with Apache Hadoop 2.6, available on Ubuntu Linux clusters. Azure HDInsight is a Hadoop managed service in the cloud and uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). This release is a direct result of the commitment that Microsoft has to Open Source. Microsoft has worked along […]

Today, I’m excited to share that we have released the GA version of Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), a new offering that directly addresses the unique big data needs of the Internet of Anything (IoAT). Hortonworks DataFlow is powered by Apache Nifi a top-level open source project made available through the NSA Technology Transfer Program. By making […]

Since the partnership between Hortonworks and SAS we have created some awesome assets (i.e., SAS Data Loader sandbox tutorial, educational webinars and array of blogs) that have enabled Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts’ hands-on training with Apache Hadoop and SAS’ powerful analytics solutions. You can find more details around our partnership and resources here: http://hortonworks.com/partner/sas To continue […]

Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and the Connected Car have created a new Information Superhighway that fundamentally changes the relationship between automakers and car buyers. Previously, automakers had an incomplete feedback loop after they sold a vehicle. They learned of negative customer sentiment through slumping sales, increasing warranty expenses or when they needed […]

In a world that creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every year, how can organizations take advantage of unprecedented amounts of data? Is data becoming the largest untapped asset? What architectures do companies need to put in place to deliver new business insights while reducing storage and maintenance costs? Cisco and Hortonworks have been partnering […]

Yahoo! JAPAN needed a data platform that could scale to generate 100,000 reports per day as well as having the ability to process large amounts of data. It needed to keep the last 13 months’ worth of data, which is approximately 500 billion rows, organized and easily accessible. Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) cannot scale […]

Hortonworks is a huge supporter of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and fully embrace the processes and procedures through the only 100% open source Hadoop platform HDP. As Forrester VP Mike Gualtieri said in the Forrester Wave “Hortonworks lives and loves open source.” And that will be fully on display at the inaugural at Apache: […]

On September 22nd at 10:00 am PST, Vincent Lam, Director of Product Marketing at Protegrity, and Syed Mahmood, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Hortonworks, will be talking about how to secure sensitive data in Hadoop Data Lakes. Register Now In this blog, they provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they have […]