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The Hortonworks Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This three part series explores the automated investment management or the “Robo-advisor” (RA) movement. The first post in this series @- http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2329 – discussed how Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as the front office is concerned. As a result, automated investment vehicles have largely begun changing that trend and they helping create a […]

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. […]

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 […]

“IT driven business transformation is always bound to fail” – Amber Storey, Sr Manager, Ernst & Young The value of Big Data driven Analytics is no longer in question both from a customer as well as an enterprise standpoint. Lack of investment in an analytic strategy has the potential to impact shareholder value negatively.  Business Boards […]

“The data fabric is the next middleware.” –Todd Papaioannou, CTO at Splunk Enterprises across the globe are confronting the need to create a Digital Strategy. While the term itself may seen intimidating to some, to the business it essentially implies an agile culture built on customer centricity & responsiveness. The only way to attain Digital success […]

By 2020, it is estimated that more than 40 ZB of data will be generated annually. This “Big Data” is transforming every single industry. In this blog, I will talk about how Big Data is transforming Public Transportation, especially Rail Transportation. Big Data is transforming both the Plan phase and Operations phase of the Rail […]

After years of experience with the entire Hadoop stack, Hortonworks solutions engineer Paul Hargis became interested in the math and statistics behind machine learning. He has since morphed into a Big Data Architect Extraordinaire and Spark Subject Matter Expert. In a recent interview, Paul shared his background and unique insights around Hadoop, Spark and Machine […]

Welcome back to my blogging adventure.  If you’ve been reading along, you’re aware of the lightbulb moments from my article, “echo: hello world”, that allowed me to discover the benefits of an analytic approach to cybersecurity.  Next I gave a little slice in the life of our intrepid SOC analyst in, “Cybersecurity: the end of […]

Big Data and Apache™ Hadoop® are driving tectonic shifts in enterprise data management (EDM) within the financial services industry. Open Enterprise Hadoop and the vendor ecosystem growing up around it are consolidating and standardizing data architectures at the country’s largest banks—transforming expensive, inflexible, and proprietary data landscapes into economic, agile, open source data environments. Regulatory […]

Author: Michael Bironneau, Data Scientist, Open Energi At Open Energi, we think of our service as an automated, virtual power station. Whenever the electric grid experiences sudden, unforeseen surges in supply or demand, assets under the control of our Dynamic Demand algorithm automatically pick up the slack – just like a power station would but cheaper […]

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 […]