Splice Machine Bridges Gap Between Hadoop and Traditional RDBMS

Splice Machine today announced the general availability of its Hadoop RDBMS, a platform to build real-time, scalable applications. First released as a public beta offering in May 2014, the release has benefited from the feedback from over 20 different charter customers on extensive performance and functionality testing. Splice Machine used input from these customers to guide its development of the database, incorporating features such as authentication and authorization, and analytic function capabilities, such as Window Functions.

Enhancements to the database for version 1.0 include analytic window functions; native backup and recovery; bulk, parallel export for moving query results into spreadsheets; integration with the other Hadoop ecosystem components, including MapReduce, Hive, Pig, and Spark; authentication and authorization; and Splice Machine Console v1.0  to provide insight into query performance.

With the additional new features and the validation from beta customers, the release can support enterprises struggling with their existing databases and seeking to scale-out affordably, said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO, Splice Machine. For enterprise customers deploying Splice Machine v1.0, Splice Machine offers the “Safe Journey” program, a methodology to migrate database workloads that includes risk-mitigation best practices and uses commercial tools that automate the bulk of the PL/SQL conversion process, as well as services and support. “Version 1.0 of our Hadoop RDBMS, in combination with our Safe Journey program, is a platform that enterprises can confidently go live on,” said Zweben.

“Splice Machine’s Hadoop RDBMS delivers an enterprise-grade data management solution for transactional workloads on Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate Development at Cloudera. “Splice Machine’s Hadoop RDBMS complements the analytic capabilities of a Cloudera enterprise data hub and enables our customers with greater efficiency and flexibility for handling all types of workloads.”

A standalone version of the Splice Machine Hadoop RDBMS, version 1.0, is now available for download at

The Splice Machine database is available for licensing at a per node price that includes 24/7 technical support

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