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Analytics Goes Native On Hadoop


Actian Analytics Platform Hadoop SQL Edition arrives this month, billed as the "highest performing" industrial grade, fully compliant SQL in Hadoop offering on the market today.

"The Hadoop SQL Edition is the first and most comprehensive solution to give the millions of SQL users and business analysts access to data in Hadoop," said Mark Milani, senior vice president product engineering for Actian.

"By combining that access with the only end-to-end analytic processing natively in Hadoop, the analytic process is more available, consumable, and easier to manage for companies investing in Hadoop. The Hadoop SQL Edition broadens the scope of data discovery, increases the accuracy of decisions, and speeds time to value — delivering on the promise of big data analytics."

Powered by the firm's own vector processing engine, the Hadoop SQL Edition uses the X100 engine across every node of the massively scalable Hadoop architecture.

The company offers business-critical security, complete ACID compliance, full SQL support, and libraries of analytics functions to make the analytic process potentially easier to manage.

Additionally, the platform provides the only YARN Ready, end-to-end analytic processing natively in Hadoop, and accelerates the full analytics process from data blending and enrichment to analytic computation and operational BI.

"Until now, business analysts and BI tools have been locked out of the big data lake because only a subset of SQL was supported in Hadoop. Some SQL queries would not run in Hadoop while others had to be completely rewritten due to incomplete SQL support," said Milani.

Actian's platform claims to address this challenge by providing the SQL support that users demand from an enterprise-grade analytics database. The maturity of Actian's SQL environment also delivers industrial-strength DBMS security, encompassing users, roles, and authentication with ACID-compliant reliability.


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