Paxata Unveils New Platform

Paxata is releasing Paxata Connect to extend the Paxata Platform with a connectivity framework that creates a nexus to acquire, shape, and publish meaningful data for faster time to value.

“The idea behind Paxata Connect is creating a self-service information platform,” said Nenshad Bardoliwalla. “We’re extending the use cases and capabilities our platform provides. Connect is an interesting payoff on that information platform vision.”

With Connect, information architects and developers can take advantage of out-of-the-box connectors, build their own repeatable data services and pipelines, and maintain transparency and oversight to ensure data provides a greater and faster return.

Users can connect to a MapR cluster, Hortonworks cluster, and a Cloudera cluster or different versions of them and still have it all be part of that same information platform environment.

“That’s very different from most other companies,” Bardoliwalla said.

Paxata Connect provides analysts, data engineers, and partner developers with pre-built certified connectors; is easy to develop; provides data source agonistic connectivity across on-prem, cloud, traditional, big data and local sources including read/write support for Oracle, DB2, Netezza, MS SQL Server, Teradata, SFTP and Amazon S3; is powerful with business self-service with “first eyes on data” across any source for faster time to value; is an open platform to meet current and future connectivity needs without vendor lock-in; is easy to build, upgrade, maintain, and extend connectivity; and certifies partner developers to build custom connectors.

“We’re seeing more and more customers who want to move from a traditional relational database when the use case is appropriate into something like a Cloudant or a MongoDB, one of these document stores,” Bardoliwalla said. “We’re supporting Cloudant as one of the new destinations and sources we are able to work with data from.”

The Paxata Fall ’16 release also features new column management capabilities for wide data set support, project cloning allowing for re-usable step templates, comprehensive auditing and logging, pluggable credential encryption service for all passwords at rest, and adds enhancements to administration console.

Large enterprises that have a strategic set of business use cases where they want their business people to be able to create the information they need to make good decisions and they don’t want to be hampered by the IT bottleneck but still want IT support for governance will benefit the most from this, according to Bardoliwalla.

For more information about the new platform unveiled at Strata + Hadoop World 2016, visit