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June 27, 2017 | Wei Wang | Thought Leadership, Webinar/Event

Women in Big Data Executive Panel – What I have Learned?

June 26, 2017 | Kevin Jordan | Hortonworks Case Study

Noble Energy Cuts Downtime with Big Data and Predictive Analytics

June 23, 2017 | Tom Hastain | Hortonworks Case Study

153 Years of Mission-Critical Data: Why DNV GL Turned to Hortonworks

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The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) has had a great run for the past several decades. But as is the norm in technology, newcomers are ready to stake their claim in this business critical environment, as illustrated in Forrester’s newly released The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Warehouse, Q2 2017 report. Hortonworks delivers a viable open source […]

For most businesses data is the foundation upon which they wish to build better customer experiences, deliver new innovative products or improve operational efficiencies. However, for many showing the return on their data investments remains illusive. A recent McKinsey report indicates only some 30% of proposed benefits were achieved over the past 5-6 years. In February […]

We are now all accustomed to pundits and observers all over the world boldly proclaiming that data is the currency of the digital age. But if everyone does it then where will my competitive advantage come from? Well, one way could be by being faster, better, and cheaper than the rest.  That is how previous […]

Data is the currency for a digital transformation is a theme that came out loud and clear during last week’s Gartner Data and Analytics Summit.  This event for the first time brought together two popular conferences – Analytics and Master Data Management (MDM). The result was a very enjoyable time with tons of great conversations and […]

Next week (March 6 – 9) Gartner will host their annual Data and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX.  This is where analysts from Gartner, vendors and many leaders of businesses of all sizes all get together and talk about data and analytics. Personally, I have not attended the conference for the past few years, but […]

Today, Hortonworks announced the Hortonworks EDW Optimization Solution to help extend and accelerate return on investment for business intelligence e.g. the data warehouse. The solution brings together technologies from Hortonworks and partners Syncsort and AtScale. But before I dig into the details of this solution it is worth understanding the vision Hortonworks is revealing here. […]

Last year Hadoop celebrated it’s tenth birthday, young in the land of data technologies. But the growth in popularity of Apache Hadoop is not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, results from the 2016 Big Data Maturity Survey indicates 97% of respondents plan to do more big data initiatives in the next 3 months. The […]

I am super excited to be in my first month at Hortonworks, heading up the product and solutions marketing team. In addition to joining a super star team, I am joining one of the leading innovators in the modern data landscape. My love affair with all things data started in the early 1990’s when I […]