AtScale Expands BI on Hadoop Offering to the Cloud with HD Insight Support

AtScale is collaborating with Microsoft to add the AtScale Intelligence Platform to Azure HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud. By deploying AtScale on HDInsight, customers can connect any business intelligence (BI) tool to Hadoop in minutes, according to the vendor.

The AtScale Intelligence platform enables common BI tools to interact natively with Hadoop without compromising data fidelity or performance.  When companies deploy AtScale, business users can run reports across billions of rows, at top speed, from the tools they already know, such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI.  IT groups can provision a Hadoop cluster with full OLAP capabilities in minutes using HDInsight and AtScale.  

“Azure HDInsight gives customers a simply provisioned and fully managed Hadoop solution in the cloud for ramping up Hadoop clusters within minutes” said Tiffany Wissner, senior director of data platform marketing at Microsoft. “We’re thrilled to work with AtScale to enable HDInsight customers to perform rapid OLAP-based analytics over their big data for faster insights.”

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