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August 18, 2017 | Tom Hastain | Hortonworks Case Study

Worldpay: Influencing Open Source for Enterprise Readiness via Hortonworks Support

August 17, 2017 | Syed Mahmood

What is a Data Science Workbench and Why Do Data Scientists Need One?

August 17, 2017 | Casey Stella

Model as Service: Modern Streaming Data Science with Apache Metron

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Last week I wrote about how mobile data allows companies to gain a better understanding of their customer’s preferences and buying habits. Targeted ads can be better refined, and in turn lead to higher conversion rates. However, gaining insights from mobile data leads to much more than effective advertisements. The first iPhone was released a […]

It had been multiple hours since hearing from my wife. Usually we check in a couple times with each other via texting during the day. I shrugged it off, figuring she was just having an extra busy day at work. A few hours later I received a message, “Sorry, I forgot my phone at home, […]

One famous quote by Steve Jobs alluded to how hard it is to design products by using feedback from focus groups. His point was that people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. These comments were controversial for some people, but the lessons ring true. What Jobs was referring to had […]

The amount of waste in time, costs, and resources to send print advertisements to consumers forced a change to digitize the process. Despite tremendous efforts in modernizing the necessary business practice, some of the challenges remain. Being able to target the right customer, with the right ad, at the right time is every company’s mission […]

Big Data was challenged from the day it was coined…it’s a problem looking for an answer. Likewise, data science presents an amazing opportunity to answer our biggest questions, but its fate has been tied to the breadth, quantity, freshness and speed of the data it relies upon. For years, these competing issues have been left […]

Many companies understand that their competitive position in the market will depend on their capabilities to become a data driven organization. Gathering more data from different sources into a data lake allows for a new generation of analytics that cuts across legacy boundaries and silos. However, this simple and straightforward concept brings a range of […]

Apache Spark 2.1 Improves 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. The recent release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6 (“HDP 2.6”) includes Apache Spark 2.1. And Hortonworks Data Cloud (“HDCloud”) for AWS gives […]

Healthcare organizations must effectively manage mountains of  data of all types, and from countless sources. Clearsense is a smart data organization based in Jacksonville, Florida that re-imagines data analytics to help healthcare organizations realize measurable value from their Big Data. Big Data Clarity at Clearsense Clearsense develops cloud-based applications based upon Hortonworks 100% open-source Connected […]

Hive / Druid integration means Druid is BI-ready from your tool of choice This is Part 3 of a Three-Part series of doing ultra fast OLAP Analytics with Apache Hive and Druid. Connect Tableau to Druid Previously we talked about how the Hive/Druid integration delivers screaming-fast analytics, but there is another, even more powerful benefit to […]

The value of any data is proportional to the insights derived from it. With the Data Lake Architecture, all of the enterprise data is made available in one place. The key to driving insights from the Data Lake is Apache Spark & Apache Zeppelin. Both are key tools to drive Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. […]

Simon Meredith, Chief Technology Officer – CSI, IBM Europe explains the significance of IBM & Hortonworks working together in the era of Big Data What is fuelling IBM’s commitment to Apache Hadoop and Spark? The pressures of day to day business are delaying companies doing more with their data. IBM’s commitment is to initiate, simplify […]

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. Data is mission critical to Danske Bank as it provides them with actionable intelligence to help minimize risk and maximize opportunities. In our latest video, […]

Destination Autonomous The march towards autonomous vehicles continues to accelerate. While expert opinion differs on the specific timing and use cases that will emerge first, few deny that self-driving cars are in our future. Not surprisingly, when reviewing Big Data strategies with my automotive clients, discussions on data management strategies for autonomous driving research inevitably […]

Hortonworks University is offering 3 new training classes in the month of June.  These classes are currently only available to be delivered by Hortonworks and are delivered in a virtual format, so no travel is required.  You can enroll online via credit card (US and CAD only) by following the links below. HDP Developer Quick […]

This past Thursday, Hortonworks announced financial results for the first quarter of 2017. As always, our CEO Rob Bearden began the call by thanking our customers. Rob began his industry and use case examples by describing the DataWorks Summit in Germany, which featured presentations from the thought leaders of large European enterprises that are transforming their businesses […]