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HDFS is core part of any Hadoop deployment and in order to ensure that data is protected in Hadoop platform, security needs to be baked into the HDFS layer. HDFS is protected using Kerberos authentication, and authorization using POSIX style permissions/HDFS ACLs or using Apache Ranger. Apache Ranger (http://hortonworks.com/hadoop/ranger/) is a centralized security administration solution […]

Hackathons, Hackfest, and Codefests have an initial air of invincibility. They challenge participants, even veterans—not if the attendees work together or if the community collaborates and innovates together. That air of invincibility quickly dissipates. Last Saturday, because of such camaraderie and collaboration, a harmony of innovative ideas flourished and came to fruition at an Ambari […]

Geospatial data is pervasive—in mobile devices, sensors, logs, and wearables. This data’s spatial context is an important variable in many predictive analytics applications. To benefit from spatial context in a predictive analytics application, we need to be able to parse geospatial datasets at scale, join them with target datasets that contain point in space information, […]

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 […]

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span across Apache Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark, […]

Everyday more and more new devices—smartphones, sensors, wearables, tablets, home appliances—connect together by joining the “Internet of Things.” Cisco predicts that by 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to Internet of Things. Naturally, they all will emit streams of data, in short intervals. Obviously, these data streams will have to be stored, will […]

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 […]

On August 4th at 10:00 am PST, Eric Thorsen, General Manager Retail/CP at Hortonworks and Krishnan Parasuraman, VP Business Development at Splice Machine, will be talking about how Hadoop can be leveraged as a scale-out relational database to be the System of Record and power mission critical applications. In this blog, they provide answers to […]

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. SQL on Hadoop Spark 1.3.1 Stream Processing Systems of Engagement that scale HDP Search We are especially excited about what these data access improvements mean for our […]

We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.3 is now generally available for download. HDP 2.3 brings numerous enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance. This version delivers a compelling new user experience, making it easier than ever before to “do Hadoop” and […]

Drink from Elephant’s Well Of Knowledge Developer success starts with open and reusable code, and a community that allows for both consumption of code and contribution of updates to the code base. This success engenders a thriving and evolving community. To that end, today we are announcing the Hortonworks Gallery for developers. Located on GitHub, the […]

Early this year, ApacheTM FalconTM became a Top Level Project (TLP) in the Apache Software Foundation. The project continues to mature as a framework for simplifying and orchestrating data lifecycle management in Hadoop by offering out-of-the-box data management policies. The Apache Falcon 0.6.1 release builds on this foundation by providing simplified mirroring functionality and a […]

Hortonworks is always pleased to see new contributions come into the open-source community. We worked with our customer, Hotels.com, to help them develop libraries and utilities around Apache Hive, the Apache ORC format and Cascading. It’s great to see the results released for the community. In this guest blog, Adrian Woodhead, Big Data Engineering Team […]

As YARN drives Hadoop’s emergence as a business-critical data platform, the enterprise requires more stringent data security capabilities. The Apache Ranger delivers a comprehensive approach to security for a Hadoop cluster. It provides a platform for centralized security policy administration across the core enterprise security requirements of authorization, audit and data protection. On June 10th, […]

In his blog, Tim Hall wrote, “Enterprises are embracing Apache Hadoop to enable their modern data architectures and power new analytic applications. The freedom to choose the on-premises or cloud environments for Hadoop that best meets the business needs is a critical requirement.” One of the choices in deploying Hadoop in the cloud environment is with Microsoft Azure using […]