Teradata Builds Hadoop Strength With Revelytix and Hadapt Acquisitions

Two startup acquisitions bring Hadoop talent and intellectual property to data warehousing giant.

John Rath

July 25, 2014

2 Min Read
Teradata Builds Hadoop Strength With Revelytix and Hadapt Acquisitions
Teradata hardware inside Switch’s SuperNAP data center in Las Vegas.

Teradata has expanded its Big Data fortitude for Hadoop with acquisitions of startups Revelytix and Hadapt, bringing it both talent and intellectual property.

The Hadoop tools from these two companies will compliment Teradata's data warehouse offerings and help it embrace the Hadoop technology and community. The employees and intellectual property from these acquisitions will become part of Teradata Labs, the research and development arm of the company.

Revelytix provides Hadoop data management and data preparation tools to join integrated metadata, lineage and data wrangling in a single software solution. After developing software for the U.S. Department of Defense the company developed Loom, an application that manages Hadoop data complexity by automatically discovering datasets, generating metadata on datasets and tracking lineage of operations in Hadoop. The Loom Hadoop Data Management and Agile Data Preparation tool were made available for the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop over a year ago.

Hadapt founder and CEO Justin Borgman said in a blog post that his startup looked at Teradata as a role model for developing software that enables analysts to work with new types of data, all in one unified environment, through a familiar SQL interface. The Hadapt engineering team will give Teradata deep Big Data knowledge that will be leveraged to enhance and move forward the Teradata Unified Data Architecture.

“We welcome Revelytix and Hadapt employees to Teradata and we look forward to their contributions in helping Teradata Labs accelerate delivery of Big Data solutions for our customers,” said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. “The addition of the key assets of these companies underscores Teradata’s commitment to continued innovation and customer value, extends our big data portfolio and enhances the Teradata Unified Data Architecture.”

The Hadoop tools from Revelytix and Hadapt may not be directly integrated to the Teradata warehouse, but, as suggested, leveraged as complimentary for its Unified Data Architecture. Teradata CEO Scott Gnau has stated before that Hadoop itself is complimentary to a Teradata system and not a replacement for it.

Enterprises have data in a lot of places, and the applications used to extract value are increasingly needed to bridge all platforms. In a recent response to this trend, Oracle launched its Big Data SQL software to span Hadoop, NoSQL and Oracle database data last week.

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