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Cloudera + Hortonworks: A Marriage from the Edge to AI

Did you hear the clap of thunder in the big data ecosystem today? If so, it was only just Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. jointly announcing that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will create the world’s leading next generation data platform provider.

Interview: Jamie Engesser, VP Product Mangement at Hortonworks

I recently caught up with Jamie Engesser, VP Product Mangement at Hortonworks during the company’s DataWorks Summit 2018 conference in San Jose, California, to get an update on his company’s direction and his sense for the pulse of the big data industry.

Field Report: DataWorks Summit 2018

In this field report I wanted to give you a sense for what the vendor ecosystem was saying at DataWorks Summit, their corporate message if you will. Each company had a somewhat different slant of course which aligned with their products and services, but there was also a lot of commonality. Most everyone had some tie into the industry’s current buzz – AI, machine learning and deep learning. This was perfect for me as a practicing data scientist myself. Let’s get started with some vendor snapshots …

Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0 Enables Containerization and Deep Learning Workloads

Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, today announced Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.0, which delivers significant new enterprise features including containerization for faster and easier deployment of applications, and increased developer productivity. The new version of HDP enables customers to more quickly, reliably and securely get value from their data at scale to drive business transformation.

Hadoop 3.0 Perspectives by Hortonwork’s Hadoop YARN & MapReduce Development Lead, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

In the Q&A below, , Hortonwork’s Hadoop YARN & MapReduce Development Lead, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli, offers his perspectives on the recent release of Hadoop 3.0, the latest version of the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

Hortonworks Advances Global Data Management with Hortonworks DataPlane Service

Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, announced Hortonworks DataPlane Service (Hortonworks DPS), a service that reimagines and automates delivery of the modern data architecture. Hortonworks DPS makes it simple to provision and operate distributed data systems no matter the use case, whether for data science, self-service analytics or data warehousing optimization.

IBM Combines All-Flash and Storage Software Optimized for Hortonworks

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

Data-Driven Healthcare: A Proactive Revolution

In this special guest feature, Richard Proctor, GM of Global Healthcare at Hortonworks, discusses how big data is enabling key healthcare organizations including UNOS, MD Anderson and Arizona State University to manage chronic diseases, improve overall member health, reduce costs, and manage clinical and financial risk.

How IoT & Pre-emptive Analytics at the Edge Change How We Think About Applications

In this special guest feature, Scott Gnau, CTO of Hortonworks, welcomes us to the future of data where the modern data application will need to be highly portable, containerized and connected.

Hortonworks DataFlow 2.0 Delivers Enterprise Productivity and Streaming Analytics

Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, announced the next generation of Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) version 2.0 for enterprise productivity and streaming analytics.