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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 […]

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 […]

“Millennials want “finance at their fingertips”..they want to be able to email and text the financial advisors and talk to them on a real-time basis,”– Greg Fleming, Ex-Morgan Stanley Executive The first post in this series on Robo-advisors,  touched on the fact that Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as […]

Guest author: Jeff Kelly, Data Strategist, Pivotal The phrase “digital transformation” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? When you strip away the hyperbole, I believe digital transformation is the process by which enterprises evolve from using traditional information technology to merely support existing business models to adopting modern […]

Provenance, Lineage & Chain of Custody The models of Provenance, Lineage and Chain of Custody are used in fine art to determine when a piece was created, the sequence of locations where it was held, how it was touched along the way, and who has owned it since creation, all with the purpose of authenticating the piece. […]

People often think about cloud architecture in simplistic terms: you’re either public, private, or hybrid. (In fact, there’s even confusion about the meaning of the term “hybrid” itself—this video helps clear it up: In the real world, of course, virtually every implementation is hybrid—no company puts 100% of its IT environment into one single cloud. […]

The 100% open source and community driven innovation of Apache Hive 2.0 and LLAP (Long Last and Process) truly brings agile analytics to the next level. It enables customers to perform sub-second interactive queries without the need for additional SQL-based analytical tools, enabling rapid analytical iterations and providing significant time-to-value. TRY HIVE LLAP TODAY Read about […]

The Financial regulators are driving a Data Evolution Traditionally technology moves fast, regulators react slow. When technology leaps forward, it enables financial firms to change the nature of their business – often into un-regulated territory; Regulators react to pass regulation to catch up. This model can work in slow moving markets, but in todays interconnected […]

With the release of Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox several new exciting features have been added to Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin. Apache Spark Updates One of the most powerful new Hortonworks 2.5 Sandbox features is the ability to run two versions of Spark alongside in the same environment: a Generally Available (GA) Spark 1.6.2 and a […]

It’s never been easier to get started with Apache Hadoop. The Hortonworks Sandbox combines 100% open-source Apache Hadoop and its data access engines (Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, Apache Solr, Apache Pig) with enterprise-grade Operations (Apache Ambari), Security (Apache Ranger and Apache Knox) and Governance (Apache Atlas).  The Sandbox also provides tools for devOps, […]

Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) 2.0 is now available! HDF is powered by Apache NiFi 1.0.0, which recently underwent a major redesign. Whether you’re a current user or just now planning to try it out, this is exciting news. A lot of new feature content went into this release such as multi-tenancy and zero-master clustering. The purpose […]

You may have seen our invite to join the genomics consortium Let me recap a little about what this is about and catch you up to speed on our progress and next steps. Hortonworks is quarterbacking a consortium of leading healthcare organizations and subject matter experts to help develop the platform requirements for next generation […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Apache Ambari 2.4 which further simplifies Hadoop Operations. With Ambari 2.4 (which is part of the recently released Hortonworks Data Platform 2.5, enterprises can plan, install and securely configure the Hortonworks Data Platform and easily provide ongoing maintenance and management. This new release includes an integrated […]

The most significant new feature in Apache Hive 2, to be included in the upcoming HDP 2.5 release is a technical preview of LLAP (Live Long and Process). LLAP enables as fast as sub-second SQL analytics on Hadoop by intelligently caching data in memory with persistent servers that instantly process SQL queries. Since LLAP is […]

The below blog has been co-authored by Vinay Shukla, Hortonworks, Moon So Lee, Apache Zeppelin PMC & NFLabs, Prabhjyot Singh, Apache Zeppelin PMC & Hortonworks” Recently the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Zeppelin as a top level project. This was a great milestone for both the Zeppelin and data science community. Since its’ incubation in […]