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The Hortonworks Blog

In 2016, we published the second version v1.0.1 of Spark HBase Connector (SHC). In this blog, we will go through the major features we have implemented this year. Support Phoenix coder SHC can be used to write data out to HBase cluster for further downstream processing. It supports Avro serialization for input and output data […]

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 […]

One the most enjoyable parts of my job is working with customers and partners who have innovated on the Hortonworks Connected Data Platform.  Companies like Servient. Here’s a great real example of a recent use case for a customer we worked together on in the energy vertical.  I’ve removed the actual name for obvious reasons. […]

Hortonworks Empowers Organizations to Maximize the Outcome of their Big Data Initiatives through improvements in security, governance, and operations. We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.5 is now generally available for download. As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDP 2.5 brings a variety of […]

The need to address Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) concerns is well known to anyone who runs production systems. This blog introduces HBase’s new backup and restore capabilities, which give HBase the ability to perform full and incremental backups across clusters and into the cloud. When combined with real-time replication, this new incremental backup […]

The first decade is over and we’re entering the second. One industry watcher makes a great point: Awkward teenage years ahead? I don’t believe we’ll be one of those ‘difficult’ teenagers. We might be a bit of a nerd, but we’ll be the well balanced one. The one with friends, the one that goes to […]

Hadoop Summit San Jose, is just around the corner. I am amazed at the depth and breadth of the technical sessions and was looking at the Application Development track: Application Development YARN has transformed Hadoop into a multi-tenant data platform. It is the foundation for a wide range of processing engines that empowers businesses to […]

Today we proudly announced that Arkena, one of Europe’s leading media services companies, is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) to provide its media customers with an advanced analytics platform to deliver content to OTT customers through its content delivery network (CDN). This is a guest post from Reda Benzair the Vice President of Technical Development […]

Our business in Europe continues to expand and I’m excited to share this guest blog post from Geoff Cleaves, Business Intelligence Manager at Billy Mobile a new Hortonworks customer based in Barcelona, Spain. This week at Billy Mobile we are migrating our core technology stack onto HDP 2.3 and boy are we looking forward to […]

I recently had the pleasure of visiting with Arvind Battula, Sr. Data Scientist at Schlumberger. We discussed his background as a chemical and mechanical engineer and his move onto the Data and Analytics team as a data scientist. The following is a transcript of my conversation with Arvind. We discussed his background, his interesting focus areas for […]

On July 22nd, we introduced the general availability of HDP 2.3. In part 2 of this blog series, we explore notable improvements and features related to Data Access. SQL on Hadoop Spark 1.3.1 Stream Processing Systems of Engagement that scale HDP Search We are especially excited about what these data access improvements mean for our […]

As YARN drives Hadoop’s emergence as a business-critical data platform, the enterprise requires more stringent data security capabilities. The Apache Ranger delivers a comprehensive approach to security for a Hadoop cluster. It provides a platform for centralized security policy administration across the core enterprise security requirements of authorization, audit and data protection. On June 10th, […]

It is that time of the year again! Annual Apache HBase conference, HBaseCon 2015, is around the corner, and as always, it is packed with action and illuminating talks. The conference is this Thursday, May 7th. As in the previous years, there will be 4 tracks covering Operations, Internals, Ecosystem and Use Cases. Here are […]

We at Hortonworks live by a few core principles: Innovate at the core of Hadoop Make Hadoop be an Enterprise Class Data Platform Do it all in open source Enable the ecosystem Our vision of “Hadoop Everywhere” is shared by our partner community who bring their industry expertise, unique software value-add and passion for customer […]

Apache Hive is the de facto standard for SQL in Hadoop with more enterprises relying on this open source project than any other alternative. Stinger.next, a community based effort, is delivering true enterprise SQL at Hadoop scale and speed. With Hive’s prominence in the enterprise, security within Hive has come under greater focus from enterprise […]