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December 13, 2017 | Shelby Khan | Announcements

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December 12, 2017 | Piet Loubser | Hortonworks Case Study

Modernizing Your Data Architecture – Webinar Highlights

December 11, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

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Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a joint webinar with Mark McKinney, Director Enterprise Analytics at Sprint and Sanjay Vyas, CEO and founder of Diyotta. During the webinar, Mark shared a number of his learnings on this journey to modernize Sprint’s Data Architecture. What became very clear in the conversation was that becoming […]

Last week was the Big Data London conference, billed as the largest analytics event in the UK.  The theme for the week was a call to arms for UK businesses to ready themselves for the fourth industrial revolution.  Britain was the birthplace of the first industrial revolution with advances to manufacturing processes from hand-made to […]

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 […]

Recent versions of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) introduced several innovations in the areas of security, data governance, business cataloging, query optimization, visualization, and backup-and-restore. To help us keep pace with the rapid adoption of HDP, we are actively partnering with innovative companies within the big data ecosystem. Expanding the Ecosystem One such partner is Denodo, […]

The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) has been a great custodian of enterprise data, and the foundation for business critical analytics for many years. The growing volumes of business data combined with recent advances in Big Data technology are introducing a market inflection point where enterprise legacy EDWs can no longer effectively address the scale, diversity, […]

The annual Strata Data Conference will make its next stop in New York the week of September 25-29. The core theme of the conference this year is around driving business transformations through the power of data. And in the world of data, few topics excite as much as data science, machine learning, and deep learning. […]

Traditional data flow providers have proven to be expensive, inflexible, and unable to meet the demands of many real-time streaming data sources. For a modern enterprise looking to unlock the value of their existing data assets and integrate the latest streaming analytics, it’s vital to choose a data flow provider that’s flexible enough to handle […]

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 […]

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 […]