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The Hortonworks Blog

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. […]

Cindy Maike, our General Manager for Insurance, visited our London office recently and we managed to find time between her customer meetings to discuss the role and impact of machine learning. While Cindy is obviously focused on the insurance sector, this summary provides solid insight for anyone considering how to manage the technological and cultural […]

You may have noticed our new homepage banner, “Be a Hero”, and thought to yourself, “I’ve been waiting for a radioactive spider bite all my life.” I have some goods news for you, and no, it’s not the hairy spider living under your desk. There’s now an easier way to become a hero. At Hortonworks, […]

Apache Spark 2.1 was released recently in the community. The main focus of this release was improvements in Structured Streaming and Machine Learning. Structured Streaming: Kafka .10 support, Metrics & Stability improvements Machine Learning: SparkR Improvements including new ML algorithms for LDA, Random forests, GMM, etc. Wanna try Spark 2.1 now? Well, you are in […]

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 […]

The NRF Big Show is here and it’s no surprise that retail data analytics are a hot topic. It’s an exciting time for retailers as we continue to discover the power of data to improve our ability to personalize the customer experience, drive brand loyalty and increase sales. Two key trends are emerging – retailers […]

We are very excited to be bringing you DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit this year. It’s the industry’s premier event focusing on next-generation big data solutions. We hope that you’ll be able to attend this year and learn from your peers and industry experts about how open source technologies like Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache NiFi […]

For years, supply chain professionals in manufacturing industries have been aspiring to create a truly demand-driven supply chain. Actual progress, in reality, has been slowed by both the limited availability of real-time supply chain data and the inability to dynamically optimize actions based on this information. However, as the Big Data movement continues to revolutionize […]