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November 17, 2017 | Piet Loubser | Hortonworks Case Study

Building a global data lake for International Banking

November 13, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

How Nissan is Harnessing Big Data to Provide Value to Customers

November 10, 2017 | Syed Mahmood | Announcements

Certification of IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) on HDP is a Win-Win for Customers


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Financial institutions need to leverage all the information they can gather to guide future investments, reduce risk and detect fraud. These objectives directly influence an institution’s bottom line and have become more challenging with the rising volumes and varieties of Big Data. To keep up, financial institutions are continuously adapting their data architectures to support […]

We’ve just published our most recent case study! This one gives an in-depth look at how Nissan Motor Company Ltd (Nissan), is now able to store huge volumes of data and deploy a variety of data cross-functionally. Nissan is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. The company sells its cars under the […]

We are pleased to announce the certification of IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) Local V1.1.2.01 with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.6.3 / Ambari 2.6 on RHEL.  As an important part of the agreement between the two companies, IBM and Hortonworks collaborated on an extensive set of test cases to specifically validate IBM DSX with both […]

Hortonworks Data Platform(HDP) and the majority of the components in HDP support Kerberos based authentication mechanism. By default, authentication is disabled to allow ease of installation, however for production as well as sensitive data hosting clusters we highly recommend enabling Kerberos based authentication.  While configuring and deploying Kerberos enabled applications might seem challenging and time-consuming task, […]

It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t have data to explain common occurrences and answer questions humans are incapable of resolving on their own. Entire industries have transformed to keep up with the pace at which global data management is revolutionizing business. Organizations are able to understand their customers on a level like […]

This past Thursday, Hortonworks announced financial results for the third quarter of 2017. These are exciting times at the company, as our CEO Rob Bearden announced another record breaking quarter! The company’s vision started as Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks Data Flow, which gives organizations the ability to manage the entire lifecycle of data. Now, […]

At the beginning of the year we announced the Hortonworks Data Heroes initiative. It’s our way of recognizing the Data Visionaries, Data Scientists, Data Architects, and Innovators transforming their businesses and organizations through Big Data. Hortonworks has over 1,000 total customers spanning every industry, each with a unique Big Data journey. Our Data Heroes program lets us highlight a […]

Streaming application development can be a complex process.  SAM (Streaming Analytics Manager) has been developed to help accelerate and simplify designing, building and deploying streaming apps without a single line of code.  SAM enables this by: Abstracting, designing, and developing with a UI interface for  building streaming applications so you don’t have to write code Providing […]

We are excited to make two big product announcements: The General Availability of HDP 2.6.3, Ambari 2.6.0 and SmartSense 1.4.3; The first release of the Hortonworks DataPlane Service (DPS) that includes Data Lifecycle Manager Service (DLM) General Availability and Data Steward Service (DSS) Technical Preview. HDP 2.6.3 is a huge release for Hortonworks given it is the […]

Recently, Hortonworks CTO Scott Gnau introduced our Hortonworks 3.0 vision, powered by Hortonworks DataPlane Service (DPS). This is a next-gen platform that  addresses real customer pain points around the security governance, data catalog, and building extensible services. Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) is the first generally available extensible service that Hortonworks DPS will support. It is […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized how we interact with our devices, companies we buy from, and people we see on a daily basis. Not only that, but smart environments consisting of devices of every kind have created business opportunities for organizations across every industry, but it has also exposed a fear surrounding IoT […]

Background Previous blog posts discussed The Matrix — a set of over 27 software components that need to work together as part of any big data infrastructure. The automation suite used to perform functional validation of these components consists of over 30,000 tests which are divided into 250+ logical groups (called splits). The splits are […]

We’ve just published our most recent case study! This one gives an in-depth look at how QSight IT (QSight), an IT company based in the Netherlands, is gaining a clearer picture of security threats and is able to process their data more quickly. QSight has an absolute focus on networking, security, storage and cloud. Its teams […]

In September, we rounded out the 2017 DataWorks Summit events in Sydney, Australia. Each event boasts different sessions, keynotes, sponsors, etc. so you can be sure to get a new experience and the latest updates from the community wherever you go. Aside from the networking opportunities, the best part of DataWorks Summit is the session […]

In the financial services industry, fraud becomes an ever-increasing concern as the world becomes more connected through the web, electronic payments, mobility, and ever-changing technologies. The amount of data that is produced from any one customer transaction must be monitored closely, as there are various new sources to collect data from in today’s data landscape. […]

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