Hadoop Insights

News about Hadoop in the wild; how Hadoop is being used; how Hadoop can be used.

Earlier this month, Hortonworks had the pleasure of joining Yahoo! in hosting the 8th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. Summit is always an important and exciting experience, bringing together thought leaders, technologists, and data specialists from throughout the community to explore and advance the art and science of Big Data.

This year’s event came at a pivotal time for Hadoop and Hortonworks, with news about Open Enterprise Hadoop and the launch of the newest version of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP 2.3™) poised to transform the way large organizations in every industry process data.…

Hadoop isn’t optional for today’s enterprises—that much is clear. But as companies race to get control over the significantly growing volumes of unstructured data in their organizations, they’ve been less certain about the right way to put Hadoop to work in their environment.

We’ve already seen a variety of wrong approaches with proprietary extensions that limit innovation, fragment architectures and trade openness for vendor lock-in. Now a new consensus is forming around an emerging category that drives truly transformational outcomes: Open Enterprise Hadoop.…

As we approach Hadoop Summit in San Jose next week, the debate continues over where Hadoop really is on its adoption curve. George Leopold from Datanami was one of the first to beat the hornet’s nest with his article entitled Gartner: Hadoop Adoption ‘Fairly Anemic’. Matt Asay from TechRepublic and Virginia Backaitis from CMSWire volleyed back with Hadoop Numbers Suggest the Best is Yet to Come and Gartner’s Dismal Predictions for Hadoop Could Be Wrong, respectively.…

Today I am excited to announce that we have made a significant expansion of our operations in Australia in response to growing demand for open enterprise Hadoop in Australia and around the APAC region.

Focused on Sydney but with the ability to execute across Australia, this year we have hired several senior sales and technical staff drawn from industry-leading technology vendors. With this additional experience, we are better able to help customers regionally with their big data needs.…

Today from TU-Automotive Detroit, we announced our partnership with HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.

Hortonworks and HARMAN are partnering to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner Research expects 25 billion installed devices by 2020. Together, Hortonworks and HARMAN will offer solutions to help automotive manufacturers gain valuable insights by analyzing real-time information based on data streaming from connected cars.…

Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

Hortonworks proudly announces the launch of a new education program for Academic Institutions. This program was created to introduce students to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and to provide them with the necessary technical skills to complement their chosen academic curriculum.

Accredited colleges and universities around the world are invited to apply to become a Hortonworks Academic Partner, allowing them to incorporate our course materials into their classrooms at a low cost to students.…

Hadoop really is everywhere. In his recent post, “Going from Hadoop Adoption to Hadoop Everywhere” Shaun Connolly made this point and also quoted Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri:

Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises

Shaun mentioned these key trends in his post:

  • Hadoop is transforming every industry
  • Enterprises are building applications to make use of all kinds of data
  • Hadoop is ready for the enterprise

Earlier this month, we released Hortonworks’ first quarter earnings.…

In this guest blog, IDC Program Director for Retail Insights Greg Girard shares his insights how retailers employ big data and analytics to drive decision and action across myriad industries. 

Big data and analytics (BDA) have become top agenda items for a growing number of retail executives, and rightly so in the broader social and economic context of data-enabled decision and action. While “data-driven,” as a term, has been around for quite some time, the ability to act on insight has taken on new urgency.…

TU-Automotive Detroit (formerly Telematics Detroit) is the premier industry show focused on connected car and telematics and Hortonworks is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the conference. We hope you can visit us at the show, to learn more about Hadoop for the connected car and infotainment in the vehicle.

Register for TU-Automotive

Hortonworks counts some of the world’s premier automakers among its subscribers, and at TU-Automotive Detroit, on Wednesday June 3, Hortonworks President Herb Cunitz will deliver a keynote presentation Leveraging Telematics Data in a Connected World that will discuss some common automotive use cases.…

All segments of the oil and gas industry are adopting Hadoop, from exploration through to drilling, production, transportation, refining, and retail.

The Hortonworks Oil and Gas team will be demonstrating some of the Hadoop-based advanced analytics applications for the upstream oil and gas industry at PNEC Houston (the International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information, and Data Management) running from May 19-21.

A Transformation in O&G

On a daily basis, the geological and geophysical discipline in upstream oil and gas must deal with a significant number of disparate datasets.…

The connected and collected vehicle data, emitted through embedded smart sensors, are transforming the automotive industry. Is this hype or reality?

To discuss the reality of this transformation, to tackle management of streams of data from connected cars, and to share new data architectures that process, manage and analyze volumes of data, automakers and key industry innovators will gather in Berlin for Telematics Berlin 2015 on May 11-12th.

Data Deluge

Because legacy architectures have limited capacity to store streams of unstructured and varied data at petabyte scale, lack the ability to analyze data in real-time and offer value and insights, automakers are looking to next generation data platforms.…

Hortonworks subscribers across all major industries use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to power advanced analytics applications for data discovery and predictive analytics. The insurance industry uses Hadoop to better leverage unstructured information to strengthen subrogation opportunities, stop fraud and minimize claims leakage. This requires new capabilities for data discovery.

Cindy Maike is the GM for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks, and next week she will be a panelist at the inaugural Analytics for Insurance Canada event on the usage of analytics in claims at the Analytics for Insurance Canada 2015.…

In today’s healthcare industry, shifting reimbursement models and increasing costs for supplies and labor come at the same time as mandates to improve care delivery while lowering costs. Improved healthcare outcomes should usually come at a higher cost, but more and better data can drive insights and efficiencies that help with both of those opposing pressures—helping care providers create new ways to both practice medicine and do business.

In her blog post entitled “Top 5 Health Care Trends to Watch in 2015,” Susan DeVore described this year’s top healthcare challenges and how the industry is addressing them.…

Having just returned from our Hadoop Summit Europe event, I was struck by the number of sessions that involved large scale businesses outlining the impact of their advanced analytic applications (built on Hadoop) and how those analytics are empowering better business decisions.

The story of business value is significant. Session after session, representatives from various industries talked about how their modern data architectures with Hadoop led to increased agility, new innovative customer experiences, and lower cost structures.…