MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop, has formed a partnership with Hadapt, which offers a data analytics platform for natively integrating SQL with Apache Hadoop. The partnership enables customers to leverage MapR’s Hadoop distribution in conjunction with Hadapt’s Interactive Query capabilities to analyze all types of data, structured, semi-structured and unstructured, in a single, enterprise platform.
Hadapt’s Adaptive Analytical Platform and MapR’s Distribution for Hadoop enables business analysts to take advantage of the Hadoop ecosystem via SQL and conduct investigative analytics on a unified platform with no connectors, complexities or rigid structure, according to the companies. The combined solution alleviates the barriers to entry in the traditional enterprise environment with features like no single point of failure and disaster recovery. With flexibility in deployment methodologies, enterprises can accelerate Hadoop deployments into production.
The ecosystem for Hadoop is growing quickly because it is a flexible and inexpensive platform, and provides a place to put data without needing to understand the analysis that will be later performed on it, Jack Norris, vice president of MapR, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Partnerships such as the one with Hadapt enable a broad community of users to have access to Hadoop data while also leveraging the existing skill sets of those users, says Norris, noting that there are many analysts and business users within organizations that are familiar with SQL and can use that as a way to access and analyze data. While it is just one of a number of ways to do it, he notes, “It is a pretty important piece of the ecosystem and an important piece for organizations.”
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