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November 20, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

Addressing the Data Tipping Point

November 17, 2017 | Piet Loubser | Hortonworks Case Study

Building a global data lake for International Banking

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How Nissan is Harnessing Big Data to Provide Value to Customers

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In today’s world, every business is a data business. Without the insights from data, companies risk being left behind by their competitors. Technology continues to advance at an ever-increasing pace, and this generates more and more data. This increase meant that legacy technology was no longer sufficient and necessitated the use of Big Data. While […]

At the beginning of the year we announced the Hortonworks Data Heroes initiative. It’s our way of recognizing the Data Visionaries, Data Scientists, Data Architects, and Innovators transforming their businesses and organizations through Big Data. Hortonworks has over 1,000 total customers spanning every industry, each with a unique Big Data journey. Our Data Heroes program lets us highlight a […]

We’ve just published our most recent case study! This one gives an in-depth look at how QSight IT (QSight), an IT company based in the Netherlands, is gaining a clearer picture of security threats and is able to process their data more quickly. QSight has an absolute focus on networking, security, storage and cloud. Its teams […]

The financial services industry encounters a variety of unique challenges with data. These companies not only need the ability to process huge amounts of data from traditional and non-traditional sources, but they also need to ensure the data is secure. This data is then used for actionable intelligence presenting huge business opportunities. One example of […]

At this point, the number of blogs and articles about Big Data probably surpasses the amount of data collected by a typical organization. For every company trying to solve the “data problem”, the issue isn’t just sheer size. That is just the starting point, and granted, it is a major hurdle to jump, but that […]

Without the right knowledge at the right time in the healthcare industry, there can be dire consequences for many people. This means no one person or organization can monopolize knowledge, and the only way to ensure the transference of information is accessible data. Nothing is Solved in a Silo On Monday, we discussed how predictive […]

Healthcare organizations face distinct challenges in managing the quantity of their data along with being able to utilize data from numerous different sources. Through the use of predictive analytics and data virtualization, healthcare organizations are able to better serve their members. One example of utilizing predictive analytics to provide better solutions and cost savings is […]

Big Data is rapidly changing our world, and the insurance industry is no exception. Leveraging and analyzing data leads to actionable insights that insurance companies use to help mitigate risks to prevent disasters. The availability of new data sources has created new opportunities to optimize risk, reduce exposure and create behavior based products. Insurance companies […]

Originally published by DataQuest It would not be an over statement to say that widespread cyber attacks crippling global businesses has become the new normal. The speed and scale of the recent ransomware attacks and cyber-security breaches have taught us one important lesson. Threat detection and mitigation will be the key to SOC (security operations […]

Economic progress can seem like a two-edged sword – we relish the opportunities for career and lifestyle choices offered by our expanding cities, but urban transportation woes can sometimes make us wonder if it’s all worth it. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary this year – and there is […]

Last week we published a story on how the leading transportation tech provider is able to solve the last mile problem for the carrier industry. This article expands on this and how companies need to have clean data. How Clean Is Your Data? By now, we all know that data is Big. We know that […]

With inefficient processes and millions of dollars in losses, banks are forced to protect themselves against new forms of fraud every day. Identifying applications that are high-risk before they become big problems is critical for every leading retail bank. Money Mismanagement When we fill out an application for a bank account, we don’t think about […]

We may not be able to look into the future yet, but we are at a major crossroads of data and predictive analytics that allows us to mitigate risks to prevent disasters. Whether it be an accidental house fire or a car accident, insurance companies are finding ways to create new services for their customers […]

Last week I wrote about how mobile data allows companies to gain a better understanding of their customer’s preferences and buying habits. Targeted ads can be better refined, and in turn lead to higher conversion rates. However, gaining insights from mobile data leads to much more than effective advertisements. The first iPhone was released a […]

Traditional data flow providers have proven to be expensive, inflexible, and unable to meet the demands of many real-time streaming data sources. For a modern enterprise looking to unlock the value of their existing data assets and integrate the latest streaming analytics, it’s vital to choose a data flow provider that’s flexible enough to handle […]