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The Hortonworks Blog

Welcome back to my blog series, the CISO’s View.  In my last article, CISO’s View: Why an integrated approach matters, I stirred up the waters a bit by stating that the CISO’s first and most fundamental job is taking all this security data, threats, vulnerabilities, policy violations, and transforming it into business language that shows […]

One of a company’s main measures of success is through its customers. Nothing is more rewarding for us than learning about how data analytics experts are implementing a data-driven strategy. I spoke with a handful of our customers across Government, retail, telecommunications and automotive organizations to find out how things were going and what lessons they […]

We are very excited about the release of Apache Zeppelin 0.7.0 and want to thank the Apache Foundation along with the Apache Zeppelin community. The long awaited release introduces several key features which are highlighted below, the most notable improvements in this release are in the area of multi user enhancements, pluggable visualization, Apache Spark & security […]

Two of our friends and customers at Arizona State University are pushing the frontiers of genomic data science. Dr. Kenneth Buetow leads a team adopting a new type of healthcare predictive analytics by storing and processing genomics data in Hortonworks Data Platform and connecting it to a high-performance computing (HPC) environment. Dr. Buetow’s research aims […]

If you’ve been wondering what’s top of mind for Commercial Insurance, it’s preventive analytics. Recently I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Advisen Predictive Modeling Insights Conference in New York.  The conference provided the insurance industry attendees with some fantastic points of view on topics ranging from the role of predictive models, […]

This is the final post in a series of four posts on the implications of the Open Banking Standard (OBS) in the UK. The first post introduced the specification (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/). The second post (http://hortonworks.com/blog/business-implications-uk-open-bank-standard/) examined the business implications of the specification. The third examined the strategic drivers  for incumbents to drive change in their platforms to achieve OBS […]

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 […]

Today, Hortonworks announced the Hortonworks EDW Optimization Solution to help extend and accelerate return on investment for business intelligence e.g. the data warehouse. The solution brings together technologies from Hortonworks and partners Syncsort and AtScale. But before I dig into the details of this solution it is worth understanding the vision Hortonworks is revealing here. […]

Cindy Maike, our General Manager for Insurance, visited our London office recently and we managed to find time between her customer meetings to discuss the role and impact of machine learning. While Cindy is obviously focused on the insurance sector, this summary provides solid insight for anyone considering how to manage the technological and cultural […]

The interest in machine learning and the associated appetite to drive business outcomes from such investments continues to build. I’ve been talking to many insurance organisations over the past 18 months around machine learning and four consistent areas tend to arise as organisations grapple with the application and value of machine learning. As 2017 gets well […]

You may have noticed our new homepage banner, “Be a Hero”, and thought to yourself, “I’ve been waiting for a radioactive spider bite all my life.” I have some goods news for you, and no, it’s not the hairy spider living under your desk. There’s now an easier way to become a hero. At Hortonworks, […]

Hortonworks SmartSense provides proactive recommendations that improve cluster performance, security and operations. As 30% of issues are configuration related, Hortonworks SmartSense makes an immediate impact on Hadoop system performance and availability. Join us on Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 to learn how SmartSense helps increases efficiency of Hadoop hardware through customized cluster recommendations. Paul Codding, Product […]

The Global Payments Industry enters 2017.. It is not without reason that the payments industry lies at the heart of the FinTech boom. Across the globe, hundreds of startups are vying to provide digital services across the complex payments spectrum. Players ranging from Smartphone manufacturers, FinTechs,Banks and Retailers are all vying for market share. Added to this, […]

Interested in sharing your knowledge with the best and brightest in the data community? If you are, then be sure to submit an abstract for DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit San Jose, which will beheld June 13-15 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit is the industry’s premier event focusing on next-generation big data […]

Apache Spark 2.1 was released recently in the community. The main focus of this release was improvements in Structured Streaming and Machine Learning. Structured Streaming: Kafka .10 support, Metrics & Stability improvements Machine Learning: SparkR Improvements including new ML algorithms for LDA, Random forests, GMM, etc. Wanna try Spark 2.1 now? Well, you are in […]