Hortonworks' Big Data Scorecard Seeks to Ease Transition to Hadoop and More

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 05, 2015

At many organizations, Big Data tools are being called on to help reveal deeper insights from data stores, but not every organization has an organized plan for onboarding the right tools. Likewise, there is evidence that some organizations are finding tools such as Hadoop hard to deploy and understand. For example, Gartner, Inc.'s 2015 Hadoop Adoption Study, involving 284 Gartner Research Circle members, found that only 125 respondents who completed the whole survey had already invested in Hadoop or had plans to do so within the next two years. The study found that there are difficulties in implementing Hadoop.

Hortonworks, which focuses on Hadoop, has a potential way to ease the onboarding of Big Data solutions at organizations. Its new Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard is designed to ease the path of becoming a data-driven organization. It encourages leaders to develop a comprehensive plan to jumpstart Big Data projects.

“Hortonworks has always been committed to partnering with customers to make their big data projects as successful as possible,” said Herb Cunitz, president of Hortonworks. “We are leveraging our expertise to simplify big data and help our customers transform into data driven enterprises. The new Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard will accelerate our customers big data vision and greatly propel business transformation.”

The Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard framework includes an easy five-step assessment including:

- How ready an organization is for a big data strategy and plan

- The organization’s current data and analytics pipeline

- Qualifying the technology and infrastructure to turn an organization’s big data goal into a reality

- If the right people and skills are present to take the project to the next level

- Defining goals and metrics to showcase big data success

The analysis can be performed quickly using the Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard Survey, which is available for immediate use.

Following the survey, a Joint Innovation Program is then available to customers to "identify opportunities in their industry, build a holistic strategy and deliver a plan that leads to real business transformation," according to Hortonworks. Hortonworks claims it can help develop a business case and create a roadmap plan to track progress and showcase big data success.

For more information about Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard and Joint Innovation Program, you can visit http://hortonworks.com/big-data-scorecard/.