DataStax Rewires Hadoop with Apache Cassandra
March 31st, 2011 By: Colleen Miller
At GigaOm’s Structure Big Data conference, DataStax unveiled Brisk, a new distribution that enhances the Hadoop and Hive platform with scalable low-latency data capabilities. DataStax provides a commercial version of Apache Cassandra. Its new product, Brisk, provides a single platform that can server as a low-latency database for extremely high-volume web and real-time applications, while providing tightly coupled Hadoop and Hive analytics. Apache Cassandra, an open-source distributed database management system, is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. The platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook. “The challenge of ‘big data’ is two-fold,” said Matt Pfeil, CEO and co-founder, DataStax. “The analytical side is well understood and served by Hadoop and Hive. However, we live in a real-time world, and the ability for applications to interact with big data at low-latency is equally important. Apache Cassandra was bred for big data, real-time scenarios, and using it to power Apache Hive and Apache Hadoop gives users a single solution that serves both needs.” Pfeil explains more in this video shot in the expo area at Structure Big Data. This video runs about 1 minute, 45 seconds.