Progress Software Improves Big Data Connectivity with New Support for HiveServer2 and Cloudera

Global software vendor Progress Software has expanded its big data connectivity capabilities with the release of ODBC driver technologies that make it easier to leverage the newest data warehousing applications. Support for HiveServer2 and Cloudera CDH 4.1 Hadoop distributions in Progress DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 are aimed at reducing complexity for developers and providing fast, reliable and secure access from multiple data sources.

HiveServer2 allows organizations to summarize data, execute ad hoc queries and process large sets of data within the Hadoop framework. The new support featured in the latest DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 service pack delivers improved performance for ODBC interfaces for easy management of concurrent HiverServer2 connections. “It enables you to manage multiple concurrent connections to the Apache Hive database and provides a big boost to performance and scalability,” Jeff Reser, Progress Software’s senior manager of technical marketing, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Improved HiveServer2 authentication allows the use of plain text passwords for improved usability and better overall authorized access. “There’s additional support for authentication so that you can put in plain text passwords. It is basic authentication that we support now through our Connect ODBC drivers,” Reser explains. DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 now supports Cloudera CDH 4.1, Cloudera’s leading enterprise Hadoop distribution. Additional features in this service pack (SP1) include include platform certification for Windows 8 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and support for PostgreSQL 9.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and API 26.

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