Announcements

The latest product news and company announcements from Hortonworks

We are very excited to announce that Grant Bodley will speak about Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and the Connected Car at this year’s West Coast Automotive Data Event on Wednesday October 27th in San Diego.

Telematics West Coast is the premier event that explores and develops new ideas and business practices opening up with Big Data. Hortonworks is thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor at the event.

Join Us at Telematics West Coast

Attend Grant’s session at 10am, The Information Superhighway for Automotive Transformation to learn more about Big Data, the Internet of Anything (IoAT) and how the Connected Car has created a new Information Superhighway that fundamentally changes the relationship between automakers and car buyers.…

We are excited to announce that Arun Murthy will be one of the keynote speakers and will be talking about how to simplify Data Science with Spark and Hadoop next week at the Spark Summit Europe 2015 next week in Amsterdam.

Spark Summit is the premier event that brings the Apache Spark community together. This will be the first Spark Summit held in Europe, we at Hortonworks are thrilled to serve as Gold Sponsors on its maiden voyage.…

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 lead support organizations), has an incredible technology, and has a tremendous market opportunity.

Hortonworks made my decision easy.…

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 this technology a commercial offering, we now provide our customers the ability to connect, collect and curate data from a broad spectrum of connected yet disparate data sources – sensors, machines, geo-location devices, social feeds, connected cars, web clicks, server logs and more.…

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: Big Data Europe 2015 event this year in Budapest, Hungary.

The event will be held 28-30 September at the Corinthia Hotel and Hortonworks will be contributing in a big way as a Diamond Sponsor.…

Today we are thrilled to officially open our new international headquarters in the heart of London. This new office is a substantial increase and upgrade to the space we had been occupying for more than a year, and was much needed in order to accommodate our continued growth and success in international markets. We’ve reached a very exciting stage in our growth. The move to new, larger premises in the City of London will allow us to better serve our customers, partners and the Hadoop Community and up the tempo of our international commercial activities as a result.…

From Brian Burns, Regional Vice President-North Asia, Hortonworks

Big data is affecting nearly every industry and in every geography worldwide. That is particularly true in regions that have heavy manufacturing and advanced digital economies like Japan and the whole of the APAC region. The potential for harnessing this data to improve operations and find new business models and create new analytic applications is enormous and Hortonworks is seeing tremendous interest and uptake in Open Enterprise Hadoop throughout the region.…

Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program by creating hands-on, performance-based exams. Our new exams consist of tasks that candidates perform on a live HDP cluster. We are the first Hadoop provider to exclusively offer hands-on certification exams! The goal is to distinguish our exams from multiple-choice certifications. This will provide a measure of skills recognized in the Hadoop industry as meaningful and relevant to real-world tasks that a candidate would perform on the job.…

In my last blog post, I told you how excited I am about the huge opportunity ahead for us at Hortonworks. In addition to continued innovation in HDP, there is a huge opportunity for the industry being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). I think it’s broader than the Internet of Things, and is really the Internet of Everything and ANYTHING.

Whether it is in moving metal (like cars or jet engines), wearable technology or even simple things like our modern refrigerator, sensors and the data they create are the next big thing.…

Hortonworks is hitting the road again with another worldwide roadshow. The Open Enterprise Hadoop roadshow will offer business and technical content, a chance to meet and speak with people who are driving innovation in Hadoop, and a valuable opportunity to network with others who are using Apache Hadoop to transform their business.

The format of these seminars is a full day of Hadoop content. We’ll open with a general session discussing technology innovations around Hadoop and how organizations are transforming their businesses with Hadoop.…

Today, we were pleased to announce the selection of Hortonworks to the EMC Select Program. We’re delighted to host this guest blog from from Ryan Peterson, the Chief Solutions Strategist at EMC. Follow Ryan @BigDataRyan.

Today, Hortonworks and EMC announced a broadened relationship. Hortonworks announced that EMC has chosen Hortonworks as an EMC Select Partner,which means that EMC will now be able to resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).…

With new types of data driving growth and competitive advantage as never before, it’s crucial to implement the right solution for your data lake. Power and performance are important, of course, as are security and efficiency, but more fundamentally, you also need to be sure it’s going to work as advertised. That’s where the EMC Business Partner Program for Technology comes in, helping customers find industry-leading technologies that are optimized, validated and certified with EMC technologies.…

Last week, on July 22nd, we announced the general availability of HDP 2.3. Of the three part blog series, the first blog summarized the key innovations in the release—ease of use & enterprise readiness and how those are helping deliver transformational outcomes—while the second blog focused on data access innovation. In this final part, we explain cloud provisioning, proactive support, and other general improvements across the platform.

Automated Provisioning with Cloudbreak

Since Hortonworks’ acquisition of SequenceIQ, the integrated team has been working hard to complete the deployment automation for public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, and Google Cloud.…

On July 22nd, we introduced the general availability of HDP 2.3. In part 2 of this blog series, we explore notable improvements and features related to Data Access.

We are especially excited about what these data access improvements mean for our Hortonworks subscribers.

Russell Foltz-Smith, Vice President of Data Platform, at TrueCar summed up the data access impact to his business using earlier versions of HDP, and his enthusiasm for the innovation in this latest release:

TrueCar is in the business of providing truth and transparency to all the parties in the car-buying process,” said Foltz-Smith.…

For Hortonworks, working with and enabling the Hadoop ecosystem is one of our core tenants, and we’re proud of the 1,100+ partners that have joined us in the journey to ensure that Open Enterprise Hadoop interoperates with your existing data center technologies. Today, we’re delighted that we have been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create solutions for customers.…