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Hortonworks Data Platform update flicks on containerisation

Data management firm Hortonworks has enabled containerisation in the latest release of its Data Platform, while announcing a set of extended cloud deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM. CTO Scott Gnau said the overall aim of the announcements, made today at its 11th annual DataWorks Summit in San Jose, was to offer customers a …
Rebecca Hill, 18 Jun 2018
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Evolving elephants: Hortonworks trumpets its '3.0 vision' of global data management

Hortonworks – once known simply as a Hadoop-flinger – is these days pushing itself as a modern data architecture company. At its annual gabfest, this year held in Berlin, the message was that the biz had reached its 3.0 phase – but that's an evolution, not a reboot, said CTO Scott Gnau. "3.0 isn't like a pivot," he told The …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Apr 2018

Hortonworks unfurls tool to cut grunt work, let firms spend more time rolling in juicy data

Data management biz Hortonworks has lifted the covers off a service that aims to make it easier for enterprises to identify, secure and connect data stored both on-premises and in the cloud. Data Steward Studio, announced at Hortonworks' DataWorks Summit in Berlin, taps into a growing desire among businesses for more …
Rebecca Hill, 18 Apr 2018

Hortonworks: Woo! We're breakeven – just don't focus on the $46m operating losses

Data biz Hortonworks shaved $50m off its operating losses in 2017, describing the year as "pivotal", as it continues efforts to rebrand itself as more than just Hadoop. In the quarter ended December 31, and four years since going public, Hortonworks pulled in revenue of $75m and had operating losses of $45.8m – but for the …
Rebecca Hill, 9 Feb 2018
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Hortonworks accuses ex-sales bod of stealing customers for new job

Updated Court documents filed in Hortonworks’ lawsuit against a former sales manager in the UK detailed accusations that he had allegedly nicked contracts for himself and his next employer, The Register can reveal. The particulars of the case, filed on December 13 and received at the High Court on February 1*, show the Apache Hadoop …
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Hortonworks takes ex-sales manager to court over non-compete allegations

Hadoop-slinger Hortonworks has sought a court order against former enterprise sales manager Ben Rudall that would permit it take forensic images of his personal phone and his cloud storage account. Rudall is currently UK sales director at cloudy data warehousing firm Snowflake Computing after leaving Hortonworks in August this …

IBM leads BigInsights for Hadoop out behind barn. Shots heard

IBM has announced the retirement of the basic plan for its data analytics software platform, BigInsights for Hadoop. The basic plan of the service will be retired in a month, on December 7 of this year. IBM said the enterprise plan would continue to be available. As of December 6, 2017, new BigInsights for Hadoop (basic plan …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Nov 2017
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Data is in: Hortonworks shaves several mill off operating losses

It's results time again, and Hadoop-flinger Hortonworks has reported a positive quarter, with revenues up and a slight shrinkage in its operating losses. The firm posted revenues of $69.0m in the quarter ending September 30 - up 45 per cent from $47.5m in Q3 2016. That’s similar to the boost it saw in Q2, when there was a 42 …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Nov 2017

Hortonworks aims to entice enterprise with simple data management service

Hortonworks has launched an enterprise-scale data management service for multiple platforms and environments that will capture data-in-motion or at rest. The cloud-based DataPlane Service, launched today, will manage workloads across any data assets and let companies apply consistent security and governance across all their …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Sep 2017
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Hortonworks still burning cash, still aiming to become billion-dollar biz

Hadoop-flinger Hortonworks continues to burn through cash, but boss Rob Bearden has said that the biz is on target to cut spending by the end of the year. The latest results show the firm once again boosted its revenues, achieving a figure of $61.8m for the quarter ending June 30 – up 42 per cent on the same period in 2016. It …
Rebecca Hill, 4 Aug 2017
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Hortonworks reshuffles C-suite, gets third COO in 12 months

Hortonworks has ditched its second chief operating office in less than a year as part of a C-suite reshuffle that saw share prices drop. The Hadoop-flinger announced that Raj Verma, who was brought in as president and COO in January this year, was leaving under "mutual agreement". He will be replaced as COO by the company's …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Jul 2017
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Hortonworks feathers nest with IBM deal

IBM has slipped a ring on Hortonworks' finger – offering the Hadoop distributor access to a potentially lucrative market. The corporate love-in between the founders of the Open Data Platform Initiative will see Big Blue adopt HDP for its Hadoop distribution, with existing users of its data analytics software platform …
Rebecca Hill, 15 Jun 2017
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Hadoop-flinger MapR: Yes to IPO, profits 'soon after'

MapR Technologies, a data management platform headquartered in San Jose, California, is going for IPO – but not yet, the company’s chief executive Matt Mills said today. Speaking to The Register in London, Mills said flotation is on the cards but declined to name a date. He joined MapR as president and chief operating office …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Jun 2017
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So despite all the cash ploughed into big data, no one knows how to make it profitable

Mountains of cash keep pouring into the titans of big data despite the world's inability to do much of value with their software. To wit, in its last fiscal year, Cloudera pulled in over $260m, with analysts projecting over $330m for 2017. Hortonworks, for its part, yanked down $184m, up from $121m in 2015. Outside the open- …
Matt Asay, 7 Jun 2017
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Hortonworks CTO's ACID Merge: The impossible dream, realised

Interview Hortonworks believes it's solved duplication issues in its Hadoop spin that menaced users when incrementally merging data. And CTO Scott Gnau reckoned customers are heaving sighs of relief after Hortonworks has realised what must have seemed impossible. Gnau was speaking to The Register at the DataWorks Summit in Munich this …
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IBM hooks up with Hortonworks to Hadoop Big Blue products

+Comment Cognitive Watsonian and mainframer IBM is making Hortonworks available for its Elastic Storage Server (ESS) and Spectrum Scale products. ESS is an integrated bundle of POWER8 servers, storage enclosures, disks and Spectrum Scale software. The GPFS parallel file system software was renamed Elastic Storage and then rebranded …
Chris Mellor, 15 Feb 2017
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Hortonworks brakes on breaking even, continues to burn cash

Updated Hortonworks has pulled up a few dollars short in its bid to stop burning cash by the end of this financial year. The Santa Clara-based business has posted a record yearly revenue of $184.5m, $52m of which arrived in Q4, but also reported a net loss for the whole year of just over $251m, leaving it with cash and investments of …
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Hadoop hurler Hortonworks votes Tibco veteran for president

Hortonworks has named Raj Verma as its new president and chief operating officer in the latest of a string of shakeups designed to reinvigorate the Hadoop business following sliding sales. The Santa Clara-based business announced the departure of its former president, Herb Cunitz, alongside its second-quarter results last year …

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