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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 […]

Last year Hadoop celebrated it’s tenth birthday, young in the land of data technologies. But the growth in popularity of Apache Hadoop is not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, results from the 2016 Big Data Maturity Survey indicates 97% of respondents plan to do more big data initiatives in the next 3 months. The […]

The NRF Big Show is here and it’s no surprise that retail data analytics are a hot topic. It’s an exciting time for retailers as we continue to discover the power of data to improve our ability to personalize the customer experience, drive brand loyalty and increase sales. Two key trends are emerging – retailers […]

We are very excited to be bringing you DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit this year. It’s the industry’s premier event focusing on next-generation big data solutions. We hope that you’ll be able to attend this year and learn from your peers and industry experts about how open source technologies like Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache NiFi […]

For years, supply chain professionals in manufacturing industries have been aspiring to create a truly demand-driven supply chain. Actual progress, in reality, has been slowed by both the limited availability of real-time supply chain data and the inability to dynamically optimize actions based on this information. However, as the Big Data movement continues to revolutionize […]

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 […]