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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

As we kick off the new year I wanted to thank our customers, partners, Apache community members, and of course the amazing Hortonworks team, for an amazing 2016. Let’s take a step back and look at some of the Hortonworks highlights from last year… IN THE ECOSYSTEM there was tremendous acceleration. At the beginning of […]

This is the third in a series of four posts on the Open Banking Standard (OBS) in the UK. This second post will briefly look at the strategic drivers for banks while proposing an architectural style or approach for incumbents to drive change in their platforms to achieve OBS Compliance. The final post will discuss a […]

Bob Glithero Analytics Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal Over the last five years, mobile network operators (MNOs) realized 15% lower compound revenue growth on average than other types of communication service providers. With few exceptions, MNOs globally have seen a long-term decline in average revenue per user (ARPU). To reinvigorate growth, innovative MNOs are searching for […]

Apache Spark has ignited an explosion of data exploration on very large data sets. Spark played a big role in making general purpose distributed compute accessible. Anyone with some level of skill in Python, Scala, Java, and now R, can just sit down and start exploring data at scale. It also democratized Data Science by […]

The first post in this series (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/) discussed the emergence of the Open Bank Standard Working Group (OBWG) in the United Kingdom. The goal of this standard is to encourage the open and secure sharing of banking data among providers – via open APIs-  thus providing more banking service choices for consumers.   Open Banking Standard will spur […]

We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDFTM) Version 2.1 is now generally available. You can download the latest version here!   HDF 2.1 (powered by  Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm) brings enterprise readiness, platform stability and ease of use to the next level. Apache NiFi for dynamic, configurable data pipelines, through […]

“Banking as a service has long sat at the heart of our economy. In our digitally enabled world, the need to seamlessly and efficiently connect different economic agents who are buying and selling goods and services, is critical. The Open Banking Standard is a framework for making banking data work better: for customers; for businesses […]