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Modern retailers collect data from a multitude of consumer engagement channels, including point of sale systems, the web, mobile applications, social media, and more. They hope to use this data to derive greater customer insights, promote increased brand engagement and loyalty, optimize pricing and promotions, streamline the supply chain, and enhance their business models. Data […]

Merv Adrian couldn’t have said it better. In his blog post from the weekend, he continued in his quest to define Hadoop. And it is no easy quest as the components of, and evolution of, Hadoop is happening at a pace that is, frankly, astounding. The continuous evolution of Hadoop has even given rise to […]

We certainly live in interesting times. About 20 months ago, in an effort to find proprietary differentiation that could be used to monetize and lock in customers to their model, Cloudera unveiled Impala and at that time Mike Olson stated “Our view is that, long-term, this will supplant Hive”. Only 6 months ago in his […]

We’re finally catching our breath after a phenomenal Hadoop Summit event last week in San Jose.  Thank you to everyone that came to participate in the celebration of Hadoop advances and adoption—from many of the organizations that shared their Hadoop journey with us that fundamentally transformed their businesses, to those just getting started, to the […]

Hurry, time is running out to join Mike Ferguson, independent analyst and thought leader in Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Smart Business, as he explores how the growing business demand to analyze new sources of data is impacting on traditional architectures and how these architectures need to change to accommodate big data analytical workloads. In this brief […]

If there’s one thing my interactions with our customers has taught me, it’s that Apache Hadoop didn’t disrupt the datacenter, the data did. The explosion of new types of data in recent years has put tremendous pressure on the datacenter, both technically and financially, and an architectural shift is underway where Enterprise Hadoop is playing a […]

Due to the flourish of Apache Software Foundation projects that have emerged in recent years in and around the Apache Hadoop project, a common question I get from mainstream enterprises is: What is the definition of Hadoop? Download our Whitepaper: Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture. This question goes beyond the Apache Hadoop project itself, […]

This is the seventh in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Advertising Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Oil & Gas Architectures Built […]

Luminar is one of Hortonworks’ original customers. Apache Hadoop is a pillar of their modern data architecture, and since choosing Hortonworks in 2012, the Luminar team became expert users of Hortonworks Data Platform version 1. They were eager to migrate to HDP2 after it launched in October 2013. I recently spoke with Juan Manuel Alonso, […]

We love to hear examples from the ecosystem of how organizations are benefiting from Hadoop and today Hortonworks partner Microsoft posted a great detailed case study on how one of their partners – Ascribe – is using Microsoft’s HDInsight Service, their cloud based 100% Apache Hadoop service to transform healthcare in the UK. Ascribe is […]

This is the sixth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Advertising Architectures Built with Hadoop The United States is enjoying resurgent […]

This is the fifth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop Consumers have never generated so much data on how they research, discuss […]

This is the fourth in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop We’ve probably all heard the famous quote by John Wanamaker, the father of modern advertising: “Half the money […]

This article originally appeared at Opensource.com and is reproduced here. There are rapidly growing feature set, high commit rates, and code contributions happening across the globe to Apache Hadoop and related Apache Software Foundation projects. However, the number of woman developers, committers, and Project Management Committee (PMC) members in this vast and diversified ecosystem are really diminutive. For the Hadoop project […]

This is the third in our series on modern data architectures across industry verticals. Others in the series are: Modern Healthcare Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Manufacturing Architectures Built with Hadoop Modern Telecom Architectures Built with Hadoop Many of the world’s largest telecommunications companies use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to manage their data. Through partnership with […]