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October 19, 2017 | Shelby Khan | Dataworks Summit

7 Sessions From DataWorks Summit Sydney You Should See

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How Much Can You Trust Your Big Data?

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Leveraging Data to Make Decisions in Financial Services

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The annual Strata Data Conference will make its next stop in New York the week of September 25-29. The core theme of the conference this year is around driving business transformations through the power of data. And in the world of data, few topics excite as much as data science, machine learning, and deep learning. […]

With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses need to reevaluate their existing data strategies and adopt a more modern data architecture.  Building a near-real time streaming application that take advantage of data-in-motion can be a daunting journey to undertake. Most streaming applications require a considerable amount of coding, testing and time to […]

What eventually drives us to purchase something online? This isn’t a hypothetical or philosophical question, as businesses are forced to find answers every day. Consumers across every industry have access to almost anything they can find on a search engine, however with such a big supply of goods, businesses must manage the Big Data that’s […]

Last week we published a story on how the leading transportation tech provider is able to solve the last mile problem for the carrier industry. This article expands on this and how companies need to have clean data. How Clean Is Your Data? By now, we all know that data is Big. We know that […]

This guest blog is from our partner Denodo who is a leader in data virtualization and a Hortonworks partner for many years. Denodo helps customers who have data from multiple, heterogeneous sources to quickly, easily and cost-effectively integrate it to derive business insights and positively change their strategy to become more data-driven. In addition to […]

The world is moving faster than ever before, and companies are finding themselves scrambling to keep up. Our society has become centered on convenience and everything happening in real time. Data insights need to happen in real time as well so that companies can maximize their ability to better serve their customers. Last week I […]

In many industries, the last mile problem is the most difficult problem to crack. This is especially true in the carrier industry, where 91% of the total carriers operate fleets of six vehicles or less. TMW Systems (TMW) solves the last mile problem, and an array of other transportation and business challenges, by consolidating the […]

How will GDPR compliance affect business opportunities? All signs look positive. Find out more.

Thank you for reading part 1 of a 2 part series for how to update Hive Tables the easy way.  This is part 2 of the series. Managing Slowly Changing Dimensions In Part 1, we showed how easy it is update data in Hive using SQL MERGE, UPDATE and DELETE. Let’s take things up a notch […]

With inefficient processes and millions of dollars in losses, banks are forced to protect themselves against new forms of fraud every day. Identifying applications that are high-risk before they become big problems is critical for every leading retail bank. Money Mismanagement When we fill out an application for a bank account, we don’t think about […]

Late last year Amazon made waves when reports surfaced that they were testing out a new retail store location in downtown Seattle. Not only is the fact that Amazon is experimenting with retail locations newsworthy, but their plans will transform grocery stores as we know them. The new stores have no cashiers or checkout lines. […]

As we announced a few weeks ago, well over half of the Fortune 100 companies, and over one quarter of the Fortune Global 500 companies, leverage Hortonworks’ open source data platforms, HDP and HDF. Open source has won. What these top companies recognize is that open source is an opportunity to develop and implement data […]

Data science is inherently an exploratory and creative process because there is usually neither a definitive answer to the problem at hand nor a well-defined approach to reaching one. Data scientists research problems, explore data, visualize patterns across data and use their experience and judgment to choose parameters and processes that may be relevant to […]

The Motivation Many cybersecurity problems are also big data problems.   What is more and more apparent, though, is that these problems are also problems solved by data science.  The modern cybersecurity practitioner solves cybersecurity problems by making sense of data.  This is firmly within the sweet spot where data science meets big data and reaps […]

We may not be able to look into the future yet, but we are at a major crossroads of data and predictive analytics that allows us to mitigate risks to prevent disasters. Whether it be an accidental house fire or a car accident, insurance companies are finding ways to create new services for their customers […]