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The Hortonworks Blog

You have heard about Big Data for a long time, and how companies that use Big Data as part of their business decision making process experience significantly higher profitability than their competition. Now that your company is ready to embark on its first Apache Hadoop® journey there are important lessons to be learned. Read on […]

Hive View 2.0 is New in Apache Ambari 2.5 Ambari’s Hive View gives analysts and DBAs a convenient web interface to Apache Hive which allows SQL analytics, data management and performance diagnostics. Ambari 2.5 introduces Hive View 2.0 with a brand new user experience plus a slew of great new tools to help DBAs run […]

Danske Bank, headquartered in Copenhagen, is the largest bank in Denmark. It’s also one of the major retail banks in the northern European region, with over 5 million retail customers. Danske Bank is leveraging Hortonworks for actionable intelligence to help minimize risk and maximize opportunities. Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced […]

Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced the Data Hero winners for the EMEA region. The winner in the Data Visionary category was Daljit Rehal, Global Director, Digital & Data Services at Centrica. You can read the announcement here. Centrica supplies energy and energy-related services to around 28 million customer accounts in […]

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 […]

Much has been said about the role of information in modern organizations, and evidence suggests that executives who take a tight grip on big data and business intelligence are more likely to steal a competitive advantage over their rivals. In other words, big data, and the actionable intelligence it offers, is an invaluable asset for […]

This is a guest blog post by Charles Boicey, Chief Innovation Officer at Clearsense. Clearsense was born out of a passion for helping healthcare organizations realize the promise of their data and its ability to help them make better, faster clinical decisions—to meet the challenges of value-based care, drive research, improve patient care, and ultimately […]

This week I attended the 2017 Automotive Cyber Security Summit in Detroit with my colleague Mike Schiebel (General Manager, Cyber Security, Hortonworks). Together, we were speakers in a session entitled “Securing the Connected Car in a Connected World”. Here are highlights of what we presented: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective As the […]

OPEN SOURCE HADOOP NOW RUNS ON AN OPEN COMPUTE PLATFORM The software market is undergoing a major transition, moving away from proprietary software that leads to customer lock-in. Open source software offers freedom, more flexibility, and faster innovation – all at a lower cost. With the release of HDP 2.6 now available on IBM Power Systems, […]

HDP 2.6 takes a huge step forward toward true data management by introducing SQL-standard ACID Merge to Apache Hive. As scalable as Apache Hadoop is, many workloads don’t work well in the Hadoop environment because they need frequent or unpredictable updates. Updates using hand-written Apache Hive or Apache Spark jobs are extremely complex.  Not only […]

We are thrilled to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.6 is now available – both on pre-premise and in the cloud. For the first time, we are also making this available on IBM Power System in addition to the x86 chipset. During 2016, we have seen many of Hortonworks’ customers deploy more and […]

One of the best parts about my job is learning how Big Data drives the world around us. I’m continually awed by the plethora of transformative customer stories and Big Data use cases across every industry. Take for instance Soleo Communications. Soleo bridges the space between the world of telephony and the world of Modern […]

The automotive industry is going through profound change driven by a myriad of new data sources and the new business models that they enable. Just last week, it was reported that Intel paid $15B for Mobileye, a technology company that allows autonomous vehicles to “see” through cameras and other sensors. Mobileye also allows crowdsourcing data […]

Hortonworks continues to expand its list of customers in the Asia Pacific region, as well as in the housing and building industry. We recently completed a case study to showcase how LIXIL Corporation uses HDP to be first in manufacturing for the Japanese Smart Home Market. READ THE FULL LIXIL CASE STUDY HERE LIXIL is a […]

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 […]