Hadoop Ecosystem

Industry news, partner stories, buzz and happenings

‘The world is being digitized’ proclaimed Geoffrey Moore in his keynote at Hadoop Summit 2012 over a year ago. His belief is that we are moving away from an analog society where we collect only casual recording of events to one that is digital, where everything is captured. It is our belief that Hadoop is one of the key technologies powering this shift to a digital society.

There is almost an expectation that we capture the pics, vids and conversations that run before us. …

Are you a Hadoop hot shot?  Are you the one everyone looks to for help on their Hadoop projects? Are you looking to showcase your talent to the world?

Then just maybe we have a great option for you. We recently published the Hortonworks Sandbox tutorials on GitHub. Now it’s your turn. We invite you to add your own Hadoop tutorials or to improve on the ones that we’ve published.…

There’s an old proverb you’ve likely heard about blind men trying to identify an elephant. Depending on the version of the proverb you’ve heard the elephant is misidentified variously as rope, walls, pillars, baskets, brushes and more. Oddly, no-one identified it as a next-generation enterprise data platform but I guess it is an old proverb.

The Hadoop elephant is a platform though, and as such the proverb holds true. Depending on your perspective, it has different capabilities, components and integration points to meet your requirements.…

We’ve been hosting a series of webinars focusing on how to make Apache Hadoop a viable enterprise platform that powers modern data architectures.

Implementing modern data architecture with Hadoop means that it must deeply integrate with existing technologies, leverage existing skills and investments and provide key services. This guest post from David Smith, Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics, shares his perspective on the role of a Data Scientists in a Big Data world.…

We are excited to announce that the call for abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 (April 2-3, 2014) is now open and closes on October 31st. One of the new things for this year are updated tracks providing attendees with new options.  Last year was a wildly successful event  and we received a lot of feedback on how to make things better… and we listened.

Providing high value content is what the conference is all about and we received some great suggestions from the community on how to improve the sessions.   …

This guest post from John Haddad, Director of Product Marketing at Informatica Corporation. He has over 25 years’ experience designing, building, integrating and marketing enterprise applications. His current focus is helping organizations get the most business value from Big Data by delivering timely, trusted, and relevant data across the extended enterprise.

Why is it so important for companies today to adopt a modern data architecture and why is next generation data integration on Apache Hadoop such a critical component?…

If you’re heading back to work today after a long hot summer then here’s some notes on last week here at Hortonworks.

Building a modern data architecture. We kicked off the week with some discussion on what it means to implement Hadoop alongside existing data architecture components. Jim covered 3 essential requirements: integration with existing systems, reuse of existing skills, enterprise requirements such as reliability and availability. We also held the first webinar in our series on implementing Hadoop in the enterprise: this one was with Teradata.…

The best architecture diagrams are those that impart the intended knowledge with maximum efficiency and minimum ambiguity. But sometimes there’s a need to add a little pizazz, and maybe even draw a picture or two for those Powerpoint moments.

Download stencils for Omnigraffle and Visio, and the Hi Res PNG and EPS files from Github.

We’ve built a small set of Hadoop-related icons that might help you next time you need that picture focusing on the intended function of various components.…

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.…

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