Tag: Hortonworks

ODPi Defines Hadoop Runtime Spec; Operations Up Next

Mar 28, 2016 |

Today the ODPi issued the first set of documents that describes a standard distribution of basic runtime components for Hadoop, including YARN, HDFS, and MapReduce. Going forward, the organization is preparing a management specification for Hadoop as it considers which Hadoop problem area it will tackle next. The ODPi was founded a year ago  on the eve of the Spring Strata + Hadoop World conference as the Open Data Platform initiative to help reign in some of the complexity that’s impacting Read more…

Hortonworks Splits ‘Core’ Hadoop from Extended Services

Mar 1, 2016 |

Hortonworks today announced a major change to the way it distributes its Hadoop software. Going forward, Hortonworks plans to update “core Hadoop” components like HDFS, MapReduce, and YARN just once a year in accordance with guidance from the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi), while “extended services” like Spark, Hive, and HBase get updated continually throughout the year. Hortonworks‘ adoption of two separate release schedules for its flagship Hadoop distribution, called the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), was made in response to Read more…

Hadoop’s Second Decade: Where Do We Go From Here?

Feb 2, 2016 |

As we reported last week, the first Hadoop cluster went online at Yahoo 10 years ago. The platform has enjoyed phenomenal, if improbable, growth since then. But where does it go from here? Once again, we tapped the knowledge of Hadoop creator Doug Cutting and other experts in the big data industry to get the low down on the high technology. Cutting, who is the chief architect at commercial Hadoop pioneer Cloudera, sees the loose confederation of open source projects Read more…

Hadoop Market is Neck and Neck, Forrester Says

Jan 20, 2016 |

If you’re shopping for a Hadoop distribution on which to hang your big data hat, you have your work cut out for you, according to Forrester Research, which found four strong performers in a market it says is neck and neck. “Choosing a Hadoop distribution will be difficult for most AD&D [application development and delivery] pros who carefully consider each of these Leaders,” write Forrester analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna. “Forrester doesn’t think there is a wrong choice among Read more…

Hortonworks Overhauls Partner Program

Jan 14, 2016 |

Hortonworks today unveiled an overhauled business partner program that it says will make it easier for software vendors, consultants, and resellers to engage with the Hadoop distributor in the burgeoning market for big data solutions. With more than 1,600 partners around the world, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) has more partners than either employees or paying customers. But with demand for big data solutions expected to ramp up in the coming years, the Santa Clara, California company decided it was time to Read more…

Webinar: Data Management for Advanced Analytics and More from SAS and Hortonworks

Dec 17, 2015 |

As rearview analysis moves into our rearview mirror, it’s time to explore the new world of iterative and exploratory analysis. Join us as we discuss how Hortonworks and SAS work in concert to bridge the gap between data sources and advanced analytics.

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Spark Sherpa

Dec 9, 2015 |

Apache Spark is the most popular big data project at the moment, with thousands of contributors cranking out code on a weekly basis. Keeping up with Spark releases is hard, and it’s why Hadoop distributor Hortonworks views itself as a Sherpa that guides customers on how best to use the explosive big data tech. The amount of activity on Apache Spark is extraordinarily high, with hundreds of JIRA issues being addressed every week, and thousands more in the queue. The Read more…

Hortonworks Reports $33M in Revenue, 152 New Support Customers

Nov 4, 2015 |

Hadoop distributor Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) today reported a $44.5 million loss on $33.1 million in total revenues for its third quarter ended September 30. The CEO of the young company says he was pleased with the performance, which slightly exceeded Wall Street expectations. Hortonworks’ business model is dependent on selling software subscriptions to customers who use its HDP distribution of Hadoop, which it essentially gives away. For the third quarter, the company sold $21.7 million worth of subscriptions (computed on Read more…

Hortonworks Preps for Coming IoT Device Storm

Oct 30, 2015 |

The masses may not be getting flying cars or personal robots anytime soon, but thanks to connected devices, the future of technology is definitely bright. From smart refrigerators and wireless BBQ sensors to connected turbines and semi-trucks, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a huge impact on consumer and industrial tech. However, managing hundreds of billions of devices—not to mention the data they generate–will not be easy, which is why Hadoop distributor Hortonworks is taking pains to prepare for Read more…

Hortonworks Boosts Streaming Analytics, IoT Plays with NiFi Deal

Aug 25, 2015 |

Hortonworks today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Onyara, the company behind the data routing and streaming technology called Apache NiFi. The Hadoop heavy also announced NiFi will be the basis for its second major product line, Hortonworks DataFlow, which will underlie real-time streaming analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The National Security Agency created Apache NiFi eight years ago to address its real-time data collection needs. Short for Niagrafiles (a play on Niagara Falls), the technology was designed Read more…