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Kognitio Incorporates Native Hadoop Integration, Enabling Ultra-Fast, High-Concurrency SQL Data Analytics as Part of Hadoop Cluster

LONDON, June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kognitio, driving the convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and demanding self-serve visualization users, today announced the availability of Kognitio on Hadoop™. It was developed by the company to meet the specific requirements of one of the world’s largest credit card companies, and is now being made available globally at no charge to companies of all sizes.

Kognitio made the announcement at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, being held here in London. Kognitio is an Impact Sponsor at the event.

Company officials said Kognitio on Hadoop is specifically designed to enable hundreds of users to produce thousands of queries per second concurrently against huge amounts of data stored in memory. It works in combination with Hadoop’s resource management technology known as YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator), or MapReduce 2.0. Kognitio on Hadoop, therefore, offers the advantage of running on existing hardware as part of a company’s Hadoop implementation, thus reducing the need for additional capital expenditure.

“For some time, there has been a gap in the market for a tool that provides high-concurrency, ultra-fast SQL on Hadoop,” said Roger Gaskell, Kognitio’s chief technology officer. “The credit card company had this specific challenge. It needed to connect Tableau’s visual analytics to a large Hadoop-based data set and provide interactive, self-serve analytics to thousands of end users. After an exhaustive search, it concluded that Kognitio on Hadoop delivered the best solution to its specific needs.”

Gaskell noted that the company had a nine petabyte (9PB) Hadoop cluster. “While there may be few companies in the world that have that kind of data on hand, the need for enterprise ready, simple solutions that can allow business users to rapidly interact with Hadoop-based data is increasingly universal. Kognitio on Hadoop meets those needs, and scales to meet specific size requirements,” Gaskell added.

Kognitio on Hadoop also offers a full range of benefits, including:

  • Optimised client driver for market-leading tools, like Tableau and MicroStrategy;
  • Tight integration with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS);
  • Scalable in-memory analytics (Kognitio pioneered the technology more than 20 years ago); and
  • 24/7 operational stability and security, with Kerberos and SSH security.

Kognitio on Hadoop joins the Kognitio Analytical Platform, a scale-out in-memory, massively parallel processing (MPP), SQL and not-only-SQL software technology. The Kognitio Analytical Platform is optimized for low-latency large volume data load and high-throughput complex analytical workloads. A free download of Kognitio on Hadoop, with no limitation on the amount of data that can be queried, is available at www.kognitio.com/on-hadoop. Support and consulting services are available at an additional charge.

About Kognitio
Kognitio is a pioneer in high-performance, scalable big data analytics for data science & business intelligence. Based in Bracknell, Kognitio helps organisations gain rapid insight from large volumes and varied mixes of data through scale-out in-memory processing delivered on commodity platforms, including cloud and Hadoop. Kognitio software, being used by companies worldwide, provides a robust, production grade foundation for high concurrency, complex SQL execution, where ultra-fast responses for dashboards and visual analytics guarantee the best and most fluid user experience. Kognitio on Hadoop runs on any Hadoop 2.0 infrastructure.

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Source: Kognitio