Actuate Corporation, “The people behind BIRT”(R) and the open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced an alliance with Cloudera, creator of Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), and the leading provider of Hadoop-based software, services and training.
ActuateOne(R) and BIRT offer access to data stored in Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) for commercial and development environments using HIVE Query Language (HQL). BIRT based information and business intelligence applications are able to natively access Hadoop as a data source for analysis, dashboards, reporting and interactive visualization. BIRT can be used to build data sets or data visualisations that seamlessly combine Hadoop data with other data sources including SQL databases, XML data, document archives, print streams and flat files.
The combination of ActuateOne’s open, flexible approach to connect to and merge an array of Big Data sources, with Hadoop’s data scalability, enables organizations to build information applications that facilitate more effective and collaborative decision making. Actuate and Cloudera’s collaboration makes it easier for organizations to attain value from data that is too large to access and interpret using existing database management tools, whether that data is structured, unstructured, device- or activity-generated — for example data from social networks.
ActuateOne provides out-of-the-box access to Apache Hadoop data. The bundled JDBC driver provides access to Hadoop data via the Hive interface using Hive Query Language (HQL). BIRT developers will be able to easily connect to and access massive amounts of data stored in Hadoop and generate BIRT displays such as reports and dashboards using this data.
According to Jeff Kelly’s April 19, 2012 blog on Wikibon.com, “As of early 2012 the Big Data market stands at just over $5 billion based on related software, hardware, and services revenue. Increased interest in and awareness of the power of Big Data and related analytic capabilities to gain competitive advantage and to improve operational efficiencies, coupled with developments in the technologies and services that make Big Data a practical reality, will result in a super-charged CAGR of 58% between now and 2017.”