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Big Data News: Hortonworks, MapR, SAS

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Hortonworks innovates the latest open enterprise Hadoop with release 2.1 of its Hortonworks Data Platform, MapR expands big data search with Elasticsearch, and SAS updates its Master Data Management and SAS Federation Server software.

Hortonworks launches HDP 2.1.  Hortonworks announced the availability of  its open enterprise Hadoop platform Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1.  HDP 2.1 delivers required enterprise functionality for data management, data access, data governance, integration, security and operations developed and delivered completely in the open. Incorporating the very latest community innovations across all Apache Hadoop projects, HDP 2.1 provides the foundational platform for organizations looking to incorporate Hadoop in a modern data architecture. HDP 2.1 features Apache Hive 0.13 for interactive SQL Query, new enterprise capabilities for data governance and security, new processing engines for streaming and search, and enhanced management and operations capabilities. “Hortonworks remains committed to innovating and delivering a certified, stable, and completely open source enterprise Hadoop platform comprised of the most recent Apache project releases,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy, Hortonworks. “This HDP 2.1 release delivers a comprehensive set of enterprise Hadoop capabilities that span data management, data access, data governance, security, and operations, and our completely open source approach ensures our customers can confidently deploy a Hadoop platform that is not only built for the modern data architectures of tomorrow, but also deeply integrated with existing datacenter technologies.”

MapR expands big data search with Elasticsearch. MapR Technologies and analytics company Elasticsearch  announced the integration of  Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time. The combination gives developers a scalable, distributed architecture to quickly perform search and discovery across tremendous amounts of information. It is already in use at leading enterprise companies including Solutionary, the leading pure-play managed security service provider, and several Fortune 100 financial services institutions. “Starting with the Elasticsearch-Hadoop project announced six months ago and underscored by this partnership with MapR, we are helping Hadoop users enhance their workflows with a full-blown search engine that scales no matter the amount of data,” said Shay Banon, Elasticsearch creator, founder, and CTO. “With Elasticsearch, developers and data-hungry businesses now have a way to ask better questions of their data and get clearer answers, significantly faster, in return.”

SAS updates data management software. To help organizations better access, manage and use data from any source, SAS has updated its SAS Master Data Management (MDM) and SAS Federation Server software. SAS Federation Server, shipping this quarter, will include big data virtualization, providing access to Hadoop, SAP HANA, Oracle, DB2, and other data sources, creating visual representations without physically moving data. The latest SAS MDM includes embedded data quality to ensure clean and accurate data; improved usability to drive business user engagement; and pervasive data governance to improve collaboration between business and IT. Invacare Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of non-acute medical equipment, uses SAS to support its global MDM efforts. “We are creating master product and supplier data hubs with the SAS MDM and SAS Data Management solutions by integrating disparate product data from 25 ERP systems,” said Greg Rossiter, Director of Global Business Information and Data Management for Invacare. “We’re able to perform de-duplication and data classification – and enhance the data around our vast product set.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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