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July 21, 2017 | Tom Hastain

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July 19, 2017 | Kevin Jordan

Doing Nothing About Cyber Security Will Cost You Everything

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Usually, customer demand prompts the need for innovation. If enough people need something, companies adapt to meet the requests of their consumers. Today, the development and evolution of mobility and telecommunications have outpaced our ability to create such a demand. Data is Like the Back of Your Hand Our data knows us more than we […]

On Tuesday I blogged about Pinsight Media’s DataWorks Summit keynote. Pinsight leverages Hortonworks to ingest over 60 terabytes of data coming from 65 million devices across multiple mobile network operators. This network-level data provides right-time advertising to consumers. What’s most interesting about Pinsight’s use case is that the data is not their own, yet they […]

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 […]

Retailers must adapt to the ever-changing demands brought on by new technological advancements, or be forced to close their doors. It used to be that the customer is always right. However, with real-time notifications and 24-hour social media, we are in the era of the customer is always right now. Data Magic Secrets Revealed Companies […]

There’s a shift in manufacturing that is not only demanding companies change their business models, but also innovate more quickly than ever before. Servitization, or selling services in addition to normal product offerings, has created a challenge for competitive organizations to rethink how they approach new and existing customers. One Stop Place to Shop Whether […]

Support for success. Success because of support. Hortonworks has been a company built on support – after all that’s our business model. We innovate big data technology, together with the open source community, and we monetize by selling support. (For the cynical amongst you, no, we do not intentionally make the open source tech difficult […]

Imagine an expiration date on all of your most sensitive information. What would happen if every medical record, credit card report, and piece of your digital identity suddenly disappeared? For some companies, they do not have to imagine this because the challenge of storing their data, and accessing it when they need it, is all […]

Tuesday night I had the opportunity to visit Hacker Lab, where the Sacramento Women in Data Science hosted Dr. Ian Brooks, one of our super-talented Solutions Engineers. SWDS has over 500 members and regularly hosts data science events to help grow the data science and analytics community for, but not exclusive to, women. Groups such as […]

Today’s digital economy demands that businesses identify customers where they are, and engage with them at any time. The days of putting the ‘Closed’ sign in front of the door are long gone. In the digital world, companies are open, even when the business doors are closed. Data is Always Trending at Webtrends Webtrends is […]

As with any business, downtime costs money and slows down operations. It is almost an expected business pain that plagues corporations around the globe, but this doesn’t mean everyone should sit back with their fingers crossed, hoping it never happens. For companies in the energy sector, downtime can also mean drastic safety problems. Although the […]

With the advent of technology and justifiably high expectations for public safety, it is not enough to deal with a crime after it occurs anymore. In the world of Big Data, the powers of predictive analytics applied to emerging threats can help prevent a disaster before it happens. Presence of Mind at Prescient Federal, international, […]

There’s an old myth that says lightning can’t strike the same place twice, but Big Data can control precisely where energy strikes at any given time. Customers in every industry are constantly on the move, and with ever-developing mobile technologies, companies are forced to meet their customers everywhere they go. This is true even in […]

When it comes to matters of health, the difference between losing a patient and saving one can be measured in seconds. Clearsense helps healthcare organizations leverage their Big Data, so these organizations can give their patients the best opportunity for life. Check out our new case study on Clearsense! Clearsense is a smart data organization based […]

The path to a successful big data implementation isn’t straightforward. There are many decisions and considerations along the way – from technology, to people to process – all these need to come together for a successful outcome. Hortonworks is in the business of helping enterprises achieve their desired business outcomes with big data as effectively […]

We have our winners! In January we announced the Hortonworks Data Heroes initiative. It’s our way of recognizing the Data Visionaries, Data Scientists, and Data Architects transforming their businesses and organizations through Big Data. Last week I posted about our Data Hero Finalists: nine amazing individuals championing transformation within their organizations. Today we have our […]