Karmasphere Enhances Collaboration Among Teams Of Big Data Analysts And Developers


Karmasphere Products Unique in Fostering Sharing and Re-use for Big Data Analytics

Cupertino, CA – April 21, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Analytics company, today announced availability of a new version (1.3) of Karmasphere Analyst. Karmasphere Analyst provides unprecedented access and insight into Big Data on Hadoop clusters using familiar SQL queries in an easy-to-use graphical user interface.  The new version fosters collaboration among analysts and developers, increasing productivity and efficiency and shortening time-to-insight. Karmasphere enables this kind of collaboration by delivering Karmasphere Analyst and also Karmasphere Studio (a solution for Hadoop developers) on the Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Platform™.

“Big Data Analytics requires developers and analysts to work more closely than ever before,” commented Abe Taha, VP Engineering, Karmasphere. “Previously, these teams worked in separate silos, isolated by the products they use.  These new features and future capabilities of Karmasphere products will help teams overcome challenges to sharing content, frameworks, algorithms and applications.  Better communication and greater re-use means higher success rates for Big Data projects.”

Karmasphere Analyst 1.3 fosters collaboration by letting Big Data analysts and developers share configurations of Analyst and other Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Platform components, including product settings, user defined functions and query histories.  This level of sharing and reuse between components in the Karmasphere products and also between developers and analysts is unique among Big Data analytics offerings.

Karmasphere Analyst 1.3 is also easier to use.  It automatically completes Hive query strings as they are enter ed, reducing errors and flattening the Hive/Hadoop learning curve.  Moreover, this new version of Analyst streamlines migration of unstructured data from web server logs and other sources by filtering out comments and other extraneous information, resulting in cleaner query results and faster insight into Big Data.

Key Facts

  • Karmasphere Analyst 1.3 fosters collaboration among Big Data developers and analysts by
    • Letting users import/export/share configurations and query histories (greater re-use)
    • Simplifying creation and insertion of user-defined functions into customized queries (previously required command line interface)
  • Advances in ease of use and user experience
    • Auto-completion of Hive query strings – flattens learning curve and reduces errors
    • Prefiltering of popular log-file formats (Apache, WTC, IIs) – streamlines migration of unstructured Big Data for analysis with Karmasphere Analyst and Apache Hadoop

Key Links

Karmasphere http://karmasphere.com
Karmasphere Analyst

About Karmasphere Analyst

Karmasphere Analyst is the first product to provide quick, efficient SQL access and insight to Big Data on any Hadoop cluster from within a graphical desktop environment running on Windows, Mac OS or Linux. Analysts, SQL programmers, developers and DBAs can develop and debug SQL with any Hadoop cluster and prototype on their desktop.  Karmasphere Analyst works with structured and unstructured data, automatically discovering its schema. The familiar, intuitive functionality delivers unprecedented productivity to data professionals needing to analyze big data in private data centers or public clouds using any Hadoop distribution.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere, a Big Data Analytics company, unlocks the power of Apache Hadoop for developers and analysts in the enterprise. In a world where data is vital to businesses, companies come to Karmasphere to bring new services to market and accelerate revenues.

Karmasphere offers a Big Data Analytics solution to mine and explore unstructured data produced by web, mobile, sensor and social media together with traditional structured data. Our product suite builds on the Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Platform™ offering independence across Hadoop environments, one-click deployment across any cloud or cluster, use of standard programming and query languages and a graphical user interface, to maximize productivity for greater discovery, insight and action.

For more information visit http://www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Platform and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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