PTC & Hortonworks Accelerate Digital Transformation with Enterprise Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning

Written By: Simon Lutzenberger
  • 11/28/2018

Today, PTC and Hortonworks announce a strategic relationship to “fast-forward” the realization of digital transformation benefits including improved manufacturing quality and yield, enhanced asset and plant uptime, and optimized production flexibility and throughput. This collaboration is directed at a state-of-the art solution comprised of complementary offerings from Hortonworks and PTC that, together, provide:

  • Seamless connectivity to manufacturing sensors and industrial equipment
  • Comprehensive management of enterprise big data, foundational for next generation manufacturing insights
  • Class leading data analytics and machine learning, essential for predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled manufacturing

Foundational to the solution is an integration between key Hortonworks and PTC solutions to enable ingesting data from industrial devices, storing and processing it within an enterprise data lake, and then making this data available for the creation of next-generation industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) analytics, machine learning, and AI-enabled manufacturing applications.

More specifically, pre-built integration templates result in a best-of-breed solution incorporating the following components:

  • PTC Kepware: industrial connectivity solutions that help businesses connect disparate machines, devices, and software applications.
  • PTC ThingWorx: an industrial innovation platform for the IIoT, enabling the rapid creation of IoT applications, including powerful analytics capabilities.
  • Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP): an open source framework for distributed storage and processing of large, structured and unstructured, multi-source data sets.
  • Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF): a scalable, real-time IIoT streaming data management platform that ingests, curates, and analyzes data for key insights and immediate actionable intelligence.

This resulting solution provides significant value to customers, including best-of-breed data management and analytics solutions, rapid time to value for the implementation of IIoT-enabled manufacturing use cases, and reduced risk via a pre-integrated solution template. Solution white papers and best practice guides have been prepared and will be made available through our partner networks.

Hortonworks and PTC intend to make our complementary offerings available to customers through our existing partner network, supporting successful and rapid technology adoption across a wide range of geographies and industries.

To read the article in full, visit the Hortonworks website.

  • Connected Devices
  • Digital Transformation
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Industrial Connectivity
  • Industrial Internet of Things

About the Author

Simon Lutzenberger

Simon Lutzenberger studied Information Technology, started his career as an Engineer in Networking, but then at some point accidentally got into Sales and Business Development. He joined PTC in February 2017 as a Business Development Manager for IoT in EMEA. He’s passionate about green technology, innovative business models and Italian food. Also very enthusiastic about Dutch hospitality.