Cirro Forms Technology Partnership with Hortonworks to Solve ‘Last Mile’ Challenge for Hadoop

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Cirro, a company that enables simplified big data access, exploration, and analysis across heterogeneous data sources, has formed a technology partnership with Hortonworks, a commercial vendor for Apache Hadoop and related projects. The strategic partnership will focus on collaborative engineering and go-to-market activities that promote Hortonworks Data Platform for enterprise class Hadoop data processing and Cirro’s solutions for on-the-fly access and integration of Hadoop with other enterprise data sources.

“Customers are overwhelmed with the onslaught of big data and agree a fundamentally new approach to data access and exploration is required as early market attempts for big data analytics have been met with a multitude of challenges, including complexity and enterprise scalability,” said Mark Theissen, CEO, Cirro. “The clients I speak with quickly recognize the inherent value of our Hortonworks partnership as a vehicle to revolutionize and simplify the integration of big data on the Apache Hadoop platform with traditional data sources for insightful analysis.”

According to the companies, organizations need easy access to the volume and variety of data that exists in their distributed data silos, yet generally remains unavailable for analysis. For Hadoop to be a mainstream, enterprise class solution, customers must be able to integrate data in Hadoop or Hbase easily with other data sources such as Teradata, SQLServer, Oracle, and Greenplum, etc., for self-service mash-ups and analysis. In addition, customers need to be able to do this with existing business intelligence and data visualization tools that they are already using.

Architected from the ground up for big data scale and performance, Cirro solves this ‘last mile’ challenge for Hadoop with a solution that federates query processing on-the-fly across heterogeneous data sources. Customers with no Hadoop expertise can use Microsoft Excel 2010 or their favorite business intelligence or data visualization tools to access any type of data, on any platform, in any environment.

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