Announcements

The latest product news and company announcements from Hortonworks

This year’s Insurance Analytics USA Summit has an exciting new format with presentations and panels that focus on using data to its full potential, creating a data-conscious culture, and applying innovative modeling techniques.

Sessions include “The Future of Insurance: Using Analytics to Take Advantage of the Data-Driven Age of Insurance” and “New and Big Data: Maximizing the Explosion of External Data”. Additionally, the conference will feature interactive roundtable sessions.

A recent research article by Strategy Meets Action identified Analytics in the insurance industry as a Top Strategic Initiative for 2016.…

People have been asking us – Is Google Cloud Dataflow the same thing as Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF)? So we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you how we see these two products work together. Both have the word dataflow in their name, and both systems are rooted in the premise of dataflow programming, but beyond that there are significant differences.

Google Cloud Dataflow provides an abstraction to systems processing and analyzing data streams, such as MapReduce

Google Cloud Dataflow provides an abstraction layer to systems processing and analyzing data streams such as MapReduce, and is designed strictly for the Google Compute Cloud (ie a virtual data center).…

This year’s Insurance Canada Technology Conference will focus on the impact of new technologies in the insurance industry. Key topics include telematics, analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how these capabilities enable insurance companies to improve underwriting and reduce risk.

A recent article at Strategy Meets Action identified digital transformation in the insurance industry as a Top 10 Trend Influencing 2016.

Join Cindy Maike, GM of Insurance from Hortonworks, as she discusses “Data-Driven vs.…

It was 10 years ago today (Feb 2) that my first patch (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-197) went into the code that two days later became Hadoop (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1).

I had been working on Yahoo Search’s WebMap, which was the back end that analyzed the web for the search engine.  We had been working on a C++ implementation of GFS and MapReduce, but after hiring Doug Cutting decided that it would be easier to get Yahoo’s permission to contribute to code that was already open source rather than open source our C++ project.…

Hortonworks® Continues European Expansion, Opens for Business in Ireland

I’m very excited about our announcement earlier today that we have opened another European office by expanding our operations with a new office in Cork, Ireland. Building on our presence at the heart of London, we are continuing to grow internationally in Europe and beyond as ore and more organizations realize value from their big data initiatives. Why put our new office in Cork?…

A couple of months ago I joined Hortonworks. There was an undeniable pull to go into the fire of crazy fast innovation and growth. About four seconds in, I realized there was so much more than just the pace of execution and growth but rather a bigger opportunity to be a part of something game-changing. The opportunity to partake in trailblazing the world of data. The opportunity to offer a unique value proposition of truly 100% open technology.…

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Santa will be busy this year. On December 24th he’s scheduled to deliver presents to billions of children globally. Buddy and the Keeblers will be working overtime to meet the demand, and Santa has called in temp work from Legolas and Dobby.

There’s little doubt that Santa is a master of lean manufacturing, but there’s only so much muda you can cut from the factory floor. After all, his supply chain has been perfected over decades and his workforce is loyal and perfectly aligned with the mission.…

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd release of Hortonworks DataFlow is now available. Hortonworks DataFlow is a data-source agnostic, real time data collection and dataflow management platform designed to meet the practical challenges of collecting and moving data securely and efficiently.

HDF 1.1 builds on the strength of the initial GA version of HDF released in September 2015. HDF 1.1 supports additional security models, improves the user experience, and increases user options for accessing and delivering data.…

We are in the midst of the third industrial revolution, driven by IoT and Big Data analytics. This is a fundamental blurring of boundaries between the physical and digital worlds, which has resulted in disruptive new business models.

Register now for the Webinar on Thursday, December 10th , at 11:00am PST, with guest speakers Frank Gillett from Forrester Research, Grant Bodley from Hortonworks, Sriram Jayaraman from HARMAN, and Darrell Swope from Landis+Gyr as they look into how IoT and analytics address the opportunities and challenges in the digital economy.…

As the US nears its holiday of giving thanks, Hortonworks is reflecting on open and all the bounty it brings.

Hortonworks philosophy has always been predicated on an open approach.

Open innovation, open community, open development, open delivery…a fully open source business.

Why open? Because real innovation happens not in isolation but in collaboration where the best minds within the community are working towards a common goal.

It’s not always easy when we are pushing the proverbial open source boulder up the proprietary hill, but with every donation to Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the hill gets easier to climb and we get closer to constant and nimble advancements forward for customers and the market as a whole.…

Our business in Europe continues to expand and I’m excited to share this guest blog post from Geoff Cleaves, Business Intelligence Manager at Billy Mobile a new Hortonworks customer based in Barcelona, Spain.

This week at Billy Mobile we are migrating our core technology stack onto HDP 2.3 and boy are we looking forward to it. Billy Mobile is a new mobile ad exchange based in Barcelona and we’ve been struggling to handle our growing volumes of data.…

As General Manager for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, I hear our customers tell real-world stories about how Open Enterprise Hadoop is transforming their businesses.

Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow, integrated with other technologies, give insurers analytical advantages that they can use to break away from the pack. But that success depends on their ability to quickly interact with customers at every point in the insurance life cycle, and then to make timely use of the new data to guide business decisions.…

Naturally, you wouldn’t refuse to collect $1,000 you’d already earned, would you? Then ask yourself, is your organization taking the opportunity to profit from its own accumulated Big Data?

If you haven’t started leveraging your customer-facing, transactional, or operational data, now is an excellent time to start. The world of business has never been more competitive.

For our November 12th webinar, I will be joining colleagues from HP, SAP and American Digital to discuss how to gain a competitive advantage and transform your business with Big Data.…

In the era of consumer-centric “agile” supply chain strategies, manufacturers are forced to act more like retailers in terms of how they capture, analyze and use consumer data. This gives visibility to internal and external supply chain partners on how products are made, sold and used.

But that visibility demands more data from more points across the supply chain. In our information-intensive world, the old ways of ingesting, processing and storing data aren’t going to be sufficient.…