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November 20, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

Addressing the Data Tipping Point

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

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In today’s world, every business is a data business. Without the insights from data, companies risk being left behind by their competitors. Technology continues to advance at an ever-increasing pace, and this generates more and more data. This increase meant that legacy technology was no longer sufficient and necessitated the use of Big Data. While […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The financial services industry encounters a variety of unique challenges with data. These companies not only need the ability to process huge amounts of data from traditional and non-traditional sources, but they also need to ensure the data is secure. This data is then used for actionable intelligence presenting huge business opportunities. One example of […]

Healthcare organizations face distinct challenges in managing the quantity of their data along with being able to utilize data from numerous different sources. Through the use of predictive analytics and data virtualization, healthcare organizations are able to better serve their members. One example of utilizing predictive analytics to provide better solutions and cost savings is […]

Big Data is rapidly changing our world, and the insurance industry is no exception. Leveraging and analyzing data leads to actionable insights that insurance companies use to help mitigate risks to prevent disasters. The availability of new data sources has created new opportunities to optimize risk, reduce exposure and create behavior based products. Insurance companies […]

With today’s new rapid pace, speed to market is a huge factor for any business. The faster a company can gain insights from their data, the better they can serve their customers. If changes aren’t made quickly enough, there’s a significant risk of losing customers and market share. One example of gaining faster insights from […]

Lloyds Banking Group has been awarded this year’s data accolade for its Digital Analytics System Delivery (DASD) project. The goal was to build a data environment that could be used to derive predictive models for fraud detection. Lloyds Banking Group partnered with Hortonworks to create a data analytics platform and integrated a data science toolkit […]

In business, numerous decisions are made every day with the goal of being as successful as possible. A wrong move could mean unhappy customers and loss of revenue. With so much at stake, what drives these decisions? A cornerstone is the first stone placed when constructing a new building. This stone is used as the […]

Before making important business decisions, it’s crucial for a company to see a complete picture of what’s going on. To do this, they need to gather the necessary data to make the most informed decision possible. One example of a company who is using data to get a complete picture of their business is DHISCO. […]

The world is moving faster than ever before, and companies are finding themselves scrambling to keep up. Our society has become centered on convenience and everything happening in real time. Data insights need to happen in real time as well so that companies can maximize their ability to better serve their customers. Last week I […]

Late last year Amazon made waves when reports surfaced that they were testing out a new retail store location in downtown Seattle. Not only is the fact that Amazon is experimenting with retail locations newsworthy, but their plans will transform grocery stores as we know them. The new stores have no cashiers or checkout lines. […]

Last week I wrote about how mobile data allows companies to gain a better understanding of their customer’s preferences and buying habits. Targeted ads can be better refined, and in turn lead to higher conversion rates. However, gaining insights from mobile data leads to much more than effective advertisements. The first iPhone was released a […]