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The Hortonworks Blog

Did you know every Hortonworks HDP support subscription comes with SmartSense? Advanced Analytics of Diagnostic Data Prevents Issues SmartSense uses advanced analytics to make suggestions and recommendations based on the deep knowledge of our Hortonworks engineers and committers to prevent issues and improve performance of your HDP cluster. Based on the diagnostic data collected from […]

Thank you for reading our Data Lake 3.0 series! In part 1 of the series, we introduced what a Data Lake 3.0 is. In part 2 of the series, we talked about how a multi-colored YARN will play a critical role in building a successful Data Lake 3.0. In part 3 of the series, we […]

Syncsort and Hortonworks working together to drive the success of a modern EDW solution Enterprise Data Warehouse has become a standard component of the corporate data architecture. In the past 15 years, a variety of product offerings were introduced into the market on building EDWs, operational data stores, real-time Data Warehouses. The differences is the […]

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 […]

Last week I was in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. As every year, it is a big event that gathers the greatest collection of companies and people in the greater mobile industry. This year was no exception as MWC was the meeting grounds for our industry and an opportunity to see what’s ahead. Although there […]

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 week we announced fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. Take a look at Rob Bearden’s previous 2016 Year in Review post for more from our CEO on all the great ecosystem, product and business momentum that Hortonworks delivered last year. My team focusses on our customer stories—sharing the real-world details on how Hortonworks […]

Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) is a regulatory framework introduced by the Federal Reserve in order to assess, regulate, and supervise large banks and financial institutions – collectively referred to in the framework as Bank Holding Companies (BHCs). – (WikiPedia) Dodd-Frank Act stress testing (DFAST)-an exercise similar to CCAR- is a forward-looking stress test conducted by […]

The new year brings new innovation and collaborative efforts. Various teams from the Apache community have been working hard for the last eighteen months to bring the EZ button to Apache Hadoop technology and Data Lake. In the coming months, we will publish a series of blogs introducing our Data Lake 3.0 architecture and highlighting […]

Hortonworks has achieved quite a bit of success with online dating. Personally, I haven’t just yet, but hey it warms my heart to think about all those that we’ve helped bring together. Valentine’s Day is upon us and so I wanted to launch this cupid’s arrow with a missive about how Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) […]

If you’ve been wondering what’s top of mind for Commercial Insurance, it’s preventive analytics. Recently I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Advisen Predictive Modeling Insights Conference in New York.  The conference provided the insurance industry attendees with some fantastic points of view on topics ranging from the role of predictive models, […]

This is the final post in a series of four posts on the implications of the Open Banking Standard (OBS) in the UK. The first post introduced the specification (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/). The second post (http://hortonworks.com/blog/business-implications-uk-open-bank-standard/) examined the business implications of the specification. The third examined the strategic drivers  for incumbents to drive change in their platforms to achieve OBS […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS. This release (version 1.11 for those that are keeping score) continues to drive towards the goal of making data processing easy and cost effective in the cloud. For those that aren’t familiar with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS (or “HDCloud” for […]

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. […]