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November 17, 2017 | Piet Loubser | Hortonworks Case Study

Building a global data lake for International Banking

November 13, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

How Nissan is Harnessing Big Data to Provide Value to Customers

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Streaming application development can be a complex process.  SAM (Streaming Analytics Manager) has been developed to help accelerate and simplify designing, building and deploying streaming apps without a single line of code.  SAM enables this by: Abstracting, designing, and developing with a UI interface for  building streaming applications so you don’t have to write code Providing […]

With the San Jose DataWorks Summit (June 13-15) just a month away, we’re busy finalizing the lineup of an impressive array of speakers and business use cases. This year our Enterprise Adoption Track will include Andy Ashta from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). Big Data is driving major advances in the health insurance industry, resulting in […]

BMW Group (BMW) is a German luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It is one of the best-selling luxury automakers in the world and is leveraging deep learning with HDP to save on manufacturing and costs. Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced the Data Hero winners for the […]

This is a guest blog post by Charles Boicey, Chief Innovation Officer at Clearsense. Clearsense was born out of a passion for helping healthcare organizations realize the promise of their data and its ability to help them make better, faster clinical decisions—to meet the challenges of value-based care, drive research, improve patient care, and ultimately […]

By: Amit Satoor, SAP It has been one year since SAP Vora became generally available. Since the first release in March 2016, the product has added significant new functionality to become a distributed computing framework for big, unstructured data. The latest version of SAP Vora, provides a unified architecture for SQL queries, graph, time-series and […]

One of the best parts about my job is learning how Big Data drives the world around us. I’m continually awed by the plethora of transformative customer stories and Big Data use cases across every industry. Take for instance Soleo Communications. Soleo bridges the space between the world of telephony and the world of Modern […]

The first post (https://hortonworks.com/blog/european-banking-regulation-evolves-mar-mifid-ii-13/) in this three part series explored the evolution of capital markets regulation in the European financial markets over the last 15 years. We covered the important aspects of MAR (Market Abuse Regulation) and MiFid II. In this second blogpost, we will discuss the business and technology requirements that drive these implementations to an […]

As I sat in the audience of the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley conference this week in Santa Clara, listening to luminaries present their visions for an Autonomous Vehicle future, I was struck by the change sweeping across the automotive industry. This was definitely not the same industry I have worked within over the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

The NRF “Big Show” was a huge success and for those of us who are working to leverage retail data analytics to personalize the customer experience, increase brand loyalty and grow revenue, there were a lot of great insights and best practices. The overarching theme of the show was enabling retailers to be more successful, […]

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 […]

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 (https://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/). The second post (https://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 […]

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 […]