Hadoop Ecosystem

Industry news, partner stories, buzz and happenings

The shift to a data-oriented business is happening. The inherent value in established and emerging big datasets is becoming clear. Enterprises are building big data strategies to take advantage of these new opportunities and Hadoop is the platform to realize those strategies.

Hadoop is enabling a modern data architecture where it plays a central role: built to tackle big data sets with efficiency while integrating with existing data systems. As champions of Hadoop, our aim is to ensure the success of every Hadoop implementation and improve our own understanding of how and why enterprises tackle big data initiatives. …

Chances are you’ve already used Tableau Software if you’ve been involved with data analysis and visualization solutions for any length of time. Tableau 6.1.4 introduced the ability to visualize large, complex data stored in Hadoop with Hortonworks Data Platform via Hive and the Hortonworks Hive ODBC driver.

If you want to get hands on with Tableau as quickly as possible, we recommend using the Hortonworks Sandbox and the ‘Visualize Data with Tableau’ tutorial.…

As summer comes to a close, we bid a fond farewell (again!) to our excellent marketing intern, Tanya Maslyanko. Tanya has been a terrific help to us with her can-do attitude and marketing intuition so the tears we shed are because we’ll miss our friend and because we’ll have to start doing our own work again. Over to Tanya…

A few years ago, I sat in a freshman-filled auditorium at my university’s orientation listening to successful graduates talk about how important it was to get involved with your career early on.…

There are myriad of use cases for Big Data applications across industries. For example, financial companies want to analyze Governance to assess levels of risk and compliance.  Transportation companies want to analyze overall logistics for optimization.  Oil and Gas companies supplying energy want to predict machine failings to reduce risks of outages. Insurance companies will need to analyze actuarial information in order to calculate individual policy premiums – yes, the impending Affordable Care Act.…

A busy week at Hortonworks Towers means a quick recap on what’s been happening.

Hadoop on Windows. On Tuesday we announced the GA of HDP 1.3 for Windows. Apart from being the only native Windows distribution for Hadoop, the updates and innovation in this release bring it to parity with our Linux distribution which means Hadoop Everywhere! Later on, we talked about getting started with HDP 1.3 for Windows, and also pointed at some great resources and tutorials.…

This week, we announced the launch of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.3 for Windows which brings our native Windows Hadoop distribution to parity with our Linux distribution. HDP for Windows is also the Hadoop foundation for Microsoft’s HDInsight Service which delivers Hadoop and BI capabilities in in the Azure cloud.

Impetus, a Hortonworks System Integrator partner, is an early adopter of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and has leveraged the combined power of Hadoop & Microsoft Azure platform for a number of successful big data implementations using Microsoft’s HDInsight Service.…

If you’re a Microsoft developer and stepping into Hadoop for the first time with HDP for Windows, then we thought we’d highlight this fantastic resource from Rob Kerr, Chris Campbell and Garrett Edmondson :  the MSBIAcademy.

They’ve produced a high quality, practical series of videos covering anything from essential MapReduce concepts, to using .NET (in this case C#) to submit MapReduce jobs to HDInsight, to using Apache Pig for Web Log Analysis.…

Extracting insight from your machines, or customer sentiment data or any number of scenarios related to big data demands the integration of Hadoop into your data architecture to efficiently handle those new opportunities alongside the existing workloads. Over the next few months, we’re hosting a new webinar series along with partners to get to grips with what it means to integrate Hadoop into your data architecture.

The first three webinars in the series are listed below and ready for registration.…

By now, your Hadoop skills are becoming honed thanks to the effort you’ve put in, and we hope the Hadoop tutorials in the Hortonworks Sandbox have been helping you along the way. Today, we’re taking the next step in our quest to help you learn more about Hadoop: introducing the Hortonworks Sandbox Partner Tutorials.

The gallery extends the Sandbox, and in there you’ll find tutorials, demos and information on how to use and experiment with tools and applications from our partners – all part of real-world use of Hadoop.…

After the break in the glorious hot weather we want to banish the rain and thunderstorms and bring back a lazy sunny London, so a few of us decided that it was time to hold the first “Big Data Lunch in the Park” summertime meet-up.

Register here at http://bigdatalunchinthepark.eventbrite.com 

Grab your lunch, divert your phone to your mobile and join us on the 8th August at noon at Green Park and hang out with some of your fellow Big Data enthusiasts.  …

We continue to make strong headway towards the general availability of Hadoop 2.0.  A release candidate for Hadoop 2.1.0- Beta is currently under consideration by the Apache community. This critical milestone signifies both the outstanding progress being made by the community and equally important, the stabilization of Hadoop 2.0 APIs.

A defining characteristic of Hadoop 2.0 is its next generation resource management framework called YARN.  YARN enables Hadoop to grow beyond its MapReduce origins to embrace multiple workloads spanning interactive queries, batch processing, streaming & more.…

Hadoop jobs have grown 200,000%. No, that’s not a typo. According to Indeed.com, Hadoop is one of the top 10 job trends right now.

When you look at LinkedIn, the growth in profiles that have SQL in them is on the downswing — about -4%, but the growth of profiles that have Hadoop in them is up 37%. Hadoop is becoming a clear resume differentiator. Updating and maintaining technical skills has always been part of the job and is part of ensuring a long and healthy career.…

Whether only beginning or well underway with Big Data initiatives, organizations need data protection to mitigate risk of breach, assure global regulatory compliance and deliver the performance and scale to adapt to the fast-changing ecosystem of Apache Hadoop tools and technology.

Business insights from big data analytics promise major benefits to enterprises – but launch of these initiatives also presents potential risks. New architectures, including Hadoop, can aggregate different types of data in structured, semi-structured and unstructured forms, perform parallel computations on large datasets, and continuously feed the data lake that enable data scientists to see patterns and trends.…

Today was our last day at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) where 15,000+ people joined up for business sessions, networking, exhibits, heat, humidity, Lenny Kravitz and fantastic Houston Texas hospitality.  As a first time sponsor we thought we would share our views from the conference.

Steve Ballmer opened the conference talking about the Microsoft transformation to a devices-and-services company and the four trends underpinning that transformation – cloud, mobility, big data and enterprise social.…

BAM! What a week for Hadoop as we all spent time with around 2500 of our closest friends to spin some YARNs (I saw it over here first). Like me, you’re probably still digesting everything you heard but in the meantime here are some highlights from us.

Modern Data Architecture. Integrating Hadoop into existing data center investments is a hot topic for any enterprise thinking about Big Data. In support of that need there were some announcements with key data center partners:

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