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The Hortonworks Blog

Apache Spark has ignited an explosion of data exploration on very large data sets. Spark played a big role in making general purpose distributed compute accessible. Anyone with some level of skill in Python, Scala, Java, and now R, can just sit down and start exploring data at scale. It also democratized Data Science by […]

We recently concluded our highly attended How to Get Started with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS Webinars. Thank you Jeff Sposetti and Sean Roberts for hosting the sessions. The webinars provided a very informative overview about the offering and included a detailed demonstration to show how the product works. Some great questions came across during […]

The first post in this series (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/) discussed the emergence of the Open Bank Standard Working Group (OBWG) in the United Kingdom. The goal of this standard is to encourage the open and secure sharing of banking data among providers – via open APIs-  thus providing more banking service choices for consumers.   Open Banking Standard will spur […]

We just wrapped up our global customer roadshow.  Since early September, we’ve been live with customers and partners in 18 cities across five Continents, from Coast to Coast across the United States and as far away as Seoul, Sidney, Paris, London and Dubai. Over the course of the tour, more than 3,200 people have spent […]

As you may have read yesterday, we are expanding Hadoop Summit to address the growing ecosystem to bring you DataWorks Stummit. DataWorks Summit and Hadoop Summit are global events for business and technical audiences who want to learn how data is transforming business and the underlying technologies that are driving that change. We are happy […]

We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDFTM) Version 2.1 is now generally available. You can download the latest version here!   HDF 2.1 (powered by  Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm) brings enterprise readiness, platform stability and ease of use to the next level. Apache NiFi for dynamic, configurable data pipelines, through […]

“Banking as a service has long sat at the heart of our economy. In our digitally enabled world, the need to seamlessly and efficiently connect different economic agents who are buying and selling goods and services, is critical. The Open Banking Standard is a framework for making banking data work better: for customers; for businesses […]

We opened our Budapest office back in April 2014 and since then, we’ve had new Hortonworkers join every month.  Home to our Cloudbreak, Ambari and Sustaining engineering teams, we have 43 people based in the office with more scheduled to join early 2017.  Over the last week, I’ve been fortunate to spend time with various […]

Wow, I really can’t believe it has only been one year since we launched Hortonworks Community Connection — HCC. What started as a project to make communication between our technical teams more transparent has blossomed into a fantastic and engaging website. Here are just some of the interesting numbers: There are now over 40,000 assets […]

The first blog in this two part series (Deter Financial Crime by Creating an effective AML Program) described how Money Laundering (ML) activities employed by nefarious actors (e.g drug cartels, corrupt public figures & terrorist organizations) have gotten more sophisticated over the years. Global and Regional Banks are falling short of their compliance goals despite huge […]

It is that time of year again, right before Christmas in Las Vegas, where nearly 30,000 technologists gather to see the latest in innovation around the Cloud. Hortonworks is honored to participate as an exhibitor for the first time. If you are in Vegas this week for the AWS re:Invent, please stop by our booth #2732 […]

Originally posted in HCC 1. Introduction NiFi is a powerful and easy to use technology to build dataflows from diverse sources to diverse targets while transforming and dynamically routing in between. NiFi is packaged in HDF 2.0 which (in addition to bundling Kafka and Storm for a complete data movement platform) pushes NiFi to enterprise […]

In our final video of the ‘5 Minutes with….’ series with Eric Thorsen, VP of industry solutions, following his recent trip to our London office, he explores the different trends emerging by industry organisations in each embark on the shift to being a data-driven business. Within Hortonworks, we have a focus on seven industries led […]

The first post in this three part series on Digital Foundations @ http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2517 introduced the concept of Customer 360 or Single View of Customer (SVC).  We discussed specific benefits from both a business & operational standpoint that are enabled by SVC. This second post in the series introduces the concept of a Customer Journey. The third & final […]

This guest blog comes from Attivio, a certified Hortonworks Partner with the Governance Ready Badge, indicating that the Attivio Platform is recognized by Hortonworks as an application that integrates with Atlas APIs to access and create business taxonomical metadata like data lineage and tags. Here, Joe Lichtman, VP of Product Management at Attivio shares the […]