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The Hortonworks Blog

Apache Hadoop has always been associated with storing & processing vasts amount of data. But did you know it’s also an awesome engine to power interactive data exploration and visualization? With the development of Apache Hive LLAP (a recent innovation included in the Hortonworks Data Platform), you can use Hadoop with Business Intelligence tools (like […]

OPEN SOURCE HADOOP NOW RUNS ON AN OPEN COMPUTE PLATFORM The software market is undergoing a major transition, moving away from proprietary software that leads to customer lock-in. Open source software offers freedom, more flexibility, and faster innovation – all at a lower cost. With the release of HDP 2.6 now available on IBM Power Systems, […]

By: Amit Satoor, SAP It has been one year since SAP Vora became generally available. Since the first release in March 2016, the product has added significant new functionality to become a distributed computing framework for big, unstructured data. The latest version of SAP Vora, provides a unified architecture for SQL queries, graph, time-series and […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s no secret that there is a data explosion. A recent IDC analyst report from April 2014 indicated the volume of data, known as the digital universe, is doubling in size every two years. And by 2020, there will be as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. There are many reasons […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Hadoop’s ability to work with Amazon S3 storage goes back to 2006 and the issue HADOOP-574, “FileSystem implementation for Amazon S3”. This filesystem client, “s3://” implemented an inode-style filesystem atop S3: it could support bigger files than S3 could then support, some its operations (directory rename and delete) were fast. The s3 filesystem allowed Hadoop […]

The Hadoop community is gathering this week to hear from data scientists, innovators and thought leaders on the state of the data industry. A wide range of topics will be covered, ranging from Hadoop use cases to data visualization and user experience. Customers looking for comprehensive solutions to manage all of their data needs rely […]

We recently concluded this webinar series, with 7 webinars and 77 questions answered. All webinars, slides, Q&A and related info are available below. Should you have any more questions, anytime, we encourage you to check out the Data Ingestion & Streaming track of Hortonworks Community Connection where an entire community of folks are monitoring and […]

This guest blog post is from our partner Attunity who is a leading provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Carole Gunst, Director of Marketing at Attunity, outlines our partnership and three opportunities to help customers learn […]

Expanding the Data In Motion Ecosystem of Hortonworks DataFlow The Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) ecosystem continues to accelerate, with 170+ connectors to different systems that support wide-scale dataflows. To further expand the HDF ecosystem, Hortonworks’ Partnerworks program now includes a new HDF Product Integration Certification program designed to simplify integrations of HDF into a company’s IT […]

It sounds like the Wild West, and when it comes to data, sometimes it looks like it too. The concept of “wrangling” brings to mind a lone cowboy on horseback, rounding up a herd of cattle. Back in the day, a really good wrangler could take charge of livestock, guiding them in the right direction […]