In today’s world of exponentially growing big data, enterprises are becoming increasingly more aware of the business utility and necessity of harnessing, storing and analyzing this information. Apache Hadoop has rapidly evolved to become a leading platform for managing and processing big data, with the vital management, monitoring, metadata and integration services required by organizations to glean maximum business value and intelligence from their burgeoning amounts of information on customers, web trends, products and competitive markets. In this session, Hortonworks' Himanshu Bari will discuss the opportunities for deriving business value from big data by looking at how organizations utilize Hadoop to store, transform and refine large volumes of this multi-structured information. Connolly will also discuss the evolution of Apache Hadoop and where it is headed, the component requirements of a Hadoop-powered platform, as well as solution architectures that allow for Hadoop integration with existing data discovery and data warehouse platforms. In addition, he will look at real-world use cases where Hadoop has helped to produce more business value, augment productivity or identify new and potentially lucrative opportunities.