Teradata and Karmasphere Partner to Provide a High-Speed On-Ramp to Big Data

Karmasphere speeds Hadoop production deployment, Teradata speeds integration, analysis

Oct 26, 2010, 08:30 ET from Teradata Corporation

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership provides tools to dramatically increase productivity for developers and analysts working with the Big Data ecosystem. Companies can now use Karmasphere software to build, deploy and run MapReduce jobs that access both Hadoop files and the Teradata Data Warehouse for unprecedented insights. Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced a partnership with Karmasphere™, the leader in Big Data Intelligence software bringing Apache Hadoop power to developers and analysts.  

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Historically parallel processing has been limited to advanced data warehouses, a design pioneered by Teradata. Today, Hadoop offers massively parallel processing using Java, Perl, SQL, Python, and other tools. Karmasphere Studio harnesses the power of both environments in a single developer platform. Using simple drag and drop interfaces, a programmer can write and deploy MapReduce applications that use data and processing capacity from both Teradata systems and Hadoop simultaneously. Imagine: one programmer orchestrating thousands of Hadoop servers exchanging hundreds of terabytes with a single Teradata Database, all in parallel.  

In most Hadoop sites, there are vast amounts of complex unstructured data for MapReduce programs to process. This data can be coupled with the integrated data in the data warehouse such as sales, inventory, campaigns, customer profiles and more. Karmasphere offers the first Big Data productivity platform to simplify using these two massively parallel data environments in a single application.

The Karmasphere Application Framework is an open platform providing independence across the Hadoop cluster infrastructure. It enables easy, one-click deployment of MapReduce applications across any cloud or cluster, and a rich and friendly user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight. Karmasphere Studio is a graphical environment to develop, debug, deploy and monitor MapReduce jobs on Hadoop. It accelerates the development process for experienced Hadoop developers and reduces the learning curve for those new to Hadoop.

"Teradata customers and prospects are using MapReduce and Hadoop software, but because it is fairly new, there are not many vendors offering tools for that environment.  Karmasphere stepped up and provided the first Big Data productivity platform to build and run MapReduce jobs on the Hadoop platform," said Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata Corporation. "Teradata developer tools have been integrated and validated with Karmasphere Studio in the Eclipse IDE. As a result, Teradata clients who are considering Hadoop will find it easier to develop MapReduce applications that access the Teradata Data Warehouse."

"Together, Teradata and Karmasphere can cut through the complexity and provide an easy-to-use on-ramp to Big Data," said Martin Hall, chief executive officer, Karmasphere. "Karmasphere products make it easier to program, run, debug, and monitor MapReduce jobs. Karmasphere software brings together the unlimited scalability of Teradata and Hadoop to rapidly mine new universes of big data for competitive advantage."

In this partnership, the two companies will market jointly, sharing information and education so that sales and technical professionals in both companies can assist customers in building MapReduce applications that use the Teradata Data Warehouse as a data source or destination. By recommending Karmasphere, Teradata professionals can help clients be more successful in their MapReduce applications leveraging both unstructured and structured data.

"Since Karmasphere Studio supports the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, it made sense to add the Teradata Eclipse plug-ins --delivered in 2008-- to the developer environment," said Dan Graham, general manager of enterprise systems, Teradata. "Since then, Teradata has released two major enhancements to the plug-ins for the data warehouse. With Karmasphere Studio, this makes the task of writing MapReduce programs that access the Teradata Database much easier."  

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere is a big data intelligence software company bringing Apache Hadoop power to developers and analysts. Karmasphere enables companies to unlock the competitive advantages within their large datasets by providing an easy-to-use class of client-side software. Karmasphere's products, built around the Karmasphere Application Framework™, feature independence across any Hadoop environment, easy one-click deployment across any cloud/cluster, and a rich and friendly user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight. For more information please see www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Application Framework and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere.

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics.  Visit Teradata on the web at www.teradata.com

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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