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The Hortonworks Blog

Thank you for reading our Data Lake 3.0 series! In part 1 of the series, we briefly introduced the power of leveraging prepackaged applications in Data Lake 3.0 and how the focus will shift from the platform management to solving the business problems. In this post, we further deliberate on this idea to help answer […]

Today’s European financial markets hardly resemble the ones from 15 years ago. The high speed of electronic trading, explosion in trading volumes, the diverse range of instruments classes & a proliferation of trading venues pose massive challenges.  With all this complexity, market abuse patterns have also become egregious. Banks are now shelling out millions of euros in […]

Next week (March 6 – 9) Gartner will host their annual Data and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX.  This is where analysts from Gartner, vendors and many leaders of businesses of all sizes all get together and talk about data and analytics. Personally, I have not attended the conference for the past few years, but […]

Big Data for Cybersecurity Modern information security encompass broader data sets than in the past, in order to create context and generate a complete picture of network data, user behaviour pattern and business data  – all combined together so that a trendline of normal operations can be created. Then from that, it is possible to […]

Apache Ranger’s graduation to TLP is just one step in a longer journey to help enterprises across industries secure their big data platforms using a modern opensource based, authorization and audit framework. Below are the highlights of the breadth of capabilities currently available in Apache Ranger: Apache Ranger is a centralized framework to define, administer […]

Flexibility to alter and extend your most vital software assets is more important today than ever before, giving open source software an enormous advantage. Traditional software vendors aren’t able to keep up with what’s happening. Just look at the reality as the world has rapidly gone digital: Business models are undergoing insane change. Companies that […]

I decided to take a break from my Cybersecurity Architecture series and CISO’s View series to give my thoughts on this year’s RSA conference while things are still fresh.  First off, I enjoyed meeting with old colleagues and many security people that I respect which justified the trip as far as I’m concerned.  I’m really amazed […]

With the introduction of the Hortonworks Data Cloud (HDCloud), deploying clusters and starting to process data has become an order of magnitude faster. When Apache Hadoop evolved from being an on premise solution to a cloud based solution, the time it took to make a cluster went from weeks to days. The same magnitude of […]

In my spare time, I teach a fitness class that is offered in gyms around the world, and there are thousands of instructors worldwide. We all receive the same training, the same music, the same choreography. We are expected to deliver the same consistent experience to participants the world over. The expectation is that it […]

About two years ago, Hortonworks donated the entire code base of about 440,000 lines from its XA Secure acquisition to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in order to help jump start Apache Ranger as an Apache Incubator project. Hortonworks made this decision because our enterprise customers need an extensible and robust open source security framework […]

A Faster Horse?

The interesting challenge that product managers and innovators grapple with everyday is balancing what customers are asking for with what customers actually need. As an example in the late 19th century, purely focusing on customer requirements might have led to trying to breed a faster, more healthy and longer living horse. Then came Henry Ford […]

While we are very excited about DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit Munich, which is just around the corner, we are equally thrilled to announce DataWorkSummit/Hadoop Summit San Jose, which will take place June 13-15 this year at the San Jose Convention Center. DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit brings together your peers and industry experts alike, to help create the […]

Welcome back to my blog series, the CISO’s View.  We started with  CISO’s View: metrics part 1, looking at metrics and why they are the foundation of a successful security program. In CISO’s View: metrics part 2, we figured out how to create metrics that are tied to the company strategy and show the value […]

Last week we announced fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. Take a look at Rob Bearden’s previous 2016 Year in Review post for more from our CEO on all the great ecosystem, product and business momentum that Hortonworks delivered last year. My team focusses on our customer stories—sharing the real-world details on how Hortonworks […]

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 […]