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November 15, 2018 | Brent Biddulph | Thought Leadership

Retail Merchandising Analytics Capabilities Still Lagging for Many

November 13, 2018 | Jeff Sposetti | Thought Leadership

Easily Deploy Hortonworks on Amazon Web Services to Enable a Data Driven Business

November 12, 2018 | Michael Lin

Partner Strategically to Win in the Fast-Changing Market


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As a former merchandising executive working closely with data-driven leaders across retail organizations of all types and sizes, it occurs to me that some execs may be underestimating, and underinvesting in, the need for merchandising innovation in this once-dominant retail business area. The recent, and necessary, shift in traditional retailer focus on digital marketing and […]

This blog was also authored by By Ryan Peterson, Head of Global Data Segment at AWS Big Data and Cloud technologies are accelerating enterprise data insights. Scott Gnau, Chief Technology Officer at Hortonworks points out in his recent Hortonworks blog: “Successful businesses understand how interconnected data and cloud strategies are key to a cohesive business […]

Businesses today compete in a hyper-competitive landscape. Analyzing the past for knowledge in the present is no longer good enough – enterprises must have an eye into the future. One way is to extrapolate predictive insights out of enterprise data. Through analyzing data, retailers can design features and products appealed to a broader or concentrated […]

Building on the vision and concepts outlined previously in Arun and Saumitra’s blogs, we wanted to show the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative (OHAI) concepts in action, and see how they could be used to solve a data-driven business problem. In this example, we’ll use look at how our Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative (OHAI) applies to an […]

Check out our recently published customer video! This video gives a look at how JIDO has been able to use data for equipping warfighters with the answers they need to make decisions on the battlefield. The Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) is a combat support organization of the U.S. Department of Defense. JIDO’s core […]

According to a recent study from Marketwatch, the Hadoop market is expected to exceed more than $50.0 billion by 2022.   The global Hadoop market is positioned for staggering growth in the upcoming years. Since its birth over a decade ago, Hadoop has evolved into a robust platform for Big Data storage and analysis.  A recent […]

What Customers Are Telling Us We recently unveiled our Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative where Arun articulated the vision in his blog. We are excited by the huge interest from our customers and analyst community and we want to provide a closer view. We are starting to hit an equilibrium in the market. The cloud model […]

Check out our recently published customer video! This video gives a look at how Orwell has built a new banking system to service millions of clients, supports regulatory compliance with financial services data and security regulations, including GDPR. Orwell Group is a regulated payments services provider specializing on one layer of the banking services stack: […]

Hortonworks recently wrapped up the 2018 Dataworks Summits with nearly 4,500 registered attendees globally across events in Tokyo, Singapore, Berlin, Germany and San Jose, California.  Along with all our customers, we had over 60 global sponsors like IBM, NEC, Dell-EMC, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Teradata, Accenture, and NetApp who participated in Partner Accelerator sessions. Leading enterprises are […]

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of HDPSearch 4.0. As you are aware, HDP Search offers a performant, scalable, and fault-tolerant enterprise search solution. With HDP Search 4.0, we have added the following new features: Upgraded Apache Solr to Solr 7.4. Apache Solr 7.x offers several new features such as autoscaling, replication modes, […]

Check out our recently published customer video! This video gives a look at how Symcor has been able to increase security for clients’ data. Symcor is one of Canada’s leading providers of business processing and client communications management services, supporting major banks, insurance, retail, and telecommunications companies. It offers item processing, cash management, and integrated […]

What is a Data Science and Engineering Platform Apache Spark is one of our most popular workloads- both on-premises and cloud. As we recently announced HDP 3.0.0  (followed by a hardened HDP 3.0.1), we want to introduce the Data Science and Engineering Platform powered by Apache Spark. As noted in the marketecture above, our Data […]

1. Introduction Apache Hadoop Ozone is a distributed key-value store that can efficiently manage both small and large files alike. Ozone is designed to work well with the existing Apache Hadoop ecosystem and also fill the need for a new open-source object store that is designed for ease of operational use and scale to thousands […]

Next week is DataWorks Summit Tokyo (October 16th)! We have a number of impressive speakers lined up for keynote and breakout presentations, including Javier Nieto Centeno from Santander Bank. Santander Bank offers an array of financial services and products including retail banking, mortgages, corporate banking, cash management, credit card, capital markets, trust and wealth management, […]

1. Introduction This article is second in the series about Ozone – a distributed key-value store that can efficiently manage small and large files alike. An earlier article introduced the Ozone design philosophy. The current article is for users who want to try Ozone. We discuss an overview of Ozone concepts, describe how to bring […]

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