Geisinger Health System is well known in the healthcare community as a pioneer in data and analytics. We have had an Electronic Health Record (EHR) since 1996, and an Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) since 2008. Much of daily and weekly operational reporting, as well as an abundance of ad hoc analytics, come from the EDW. Approximately 18 months ago, the Data Management team implemented Hadoop in the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), and successes in implementation and development have proven to the organization that we should abandon the traditional EDW in favor of the Big Data (HDP) platform. In less than 18 months, we stood up the platform, created a data ingestion pipeline, duplicated all source feeds from the EDW into HDP, and had several analytics developed with HDP and Tableau. Furthermore, we have exploited the new capabilities of the platform, where we use Natural Language Processing (NLP) to interrogate valuable (but previously hidden) clinical notes. The new platform has data that is modeled and governed, setting the stage to push Geisinger Health System from a pioneer to a leader in Big Data and Analytics. This session will focus on Hortonworks Data Platform, covering data architecture, security, data process flow, and development. It is geared toward Data Architects, Data Scientists, and Operations/I.T. audiences.