BI Leaders Join with Teradata to Improve SQL-on-Hadoop Solution

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit this week  in San Jose, Teradata is announcing the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto, including Information Builders, the Looker Data Platform, the Qlik visual analytics platform, the Tableau Business Intelligence (BI) tool suite, and ZoomData. In addition, MicroStrategy has committed to certify, and testing is complete with Microsoft Power BI

First developed by Facebook, Presto is an open source SQL query engine used for running interactive analytic queries on Hadoop and other data sources. Presto executes cross-platform queries including HDFS, Amazon S3, Cassandra, relational databases and proprietary data stores.

According to Teradata, the interoperability of multiple BI tools with its distribution of Presto will enable companies to more easily develop BI applications and reports across platforms using Presto and its ODBC and JDBC drivers for Presto. The tight integrations help ensure rapid application development and actionable insight from customer sentiment analysis, churn analysis, and sensor data analysis for Internet of Things visibility.

The Teradata Certified Distribution of Presto, plus the Presto drivers from Teradata for Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), are all free and downloadable from

Teradata has been making contributions to Presto over the past year, including YARN integration, improved security, and now, enterprise-class ODBC and JDBC application programming interface drivers, according to Chad Meley, vice president, product and services marketing, Teradata.  Extending the scope of data that can be analyzed within the data ecosystem reinforces Teradata’s vision of the Unified Data Architecture, he added.

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