Karmasphere Expands Big Data Analytics On Hadoop In The Enterprise

Karmasphere to Support Big Data Analytics on Microsoft’s Hadoop-based Services for Windows Server and Windows Azure

Cupertino, CA – February 28, 2012 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, today announced they are working with Microsoft Corp. (NASD:MSFT) and HortonWorks to provide Big Data Analytics on Microsoft’s Hadoop for Windows Server and Windows Azure. Through this collaboration, Karmasphere will offer easy-to-use software for unlocking Big Data Intelligence for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows Azure.

Karmasphere equips businesses to overcome the skills shortage in the Big Data market today. Bringing the power of data science to business analysts, Karmasphere Analyst™ provides a collaborative, end-to-end workspace designed exclusively for Big Data Analytics using SQL. Karmasphere Studio on-boards mainstream developers to Hadoop, providing a specialized graphical environment for learning, implementing and optimizing MapReduce algorithms and data transformations.  Karmasphere Analyst runs on and supports open source Apache Hive, the emerging market standard for query access to Hadoop, avoiding the proprietary lock-in of other solutions in the market.

“Karmasphere is a fast-moving and recognized provider of strategic tooling for mining insights specifically on Hadoop,” said Herain Oberoi, director Microsoft Server and Tools Business, “We are pleased to be working with Karmasphere as they expand their solutions for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows Azure.”

“Microsoft’s commitment to Apache Hadoop and its growing ecosystem is another major boost for the world of Big Data” said Martin Hall, Founder Karmasphere. “Microsoft’s market entry will accelerate the adoption of Big Data across the enterprise.”

Karmasphere and Microsoft at O’Reilly Strata

Both Karmasphere and Microsoft are key exhibitors and presenters at the O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara starting today.   Karmasphere’s Martin Hall will speak on “Becoming a Data Driven Organization,” and will join Microsoft’s Alexander Stojanovic in presenting ”Unleash Insights On All Data With Microsoft Big Data”.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere, the leader in Big Data Intelligence, equips companies to unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to their businesses.

With the advent of Hadoop, businesses can now affordably analyze massive amounts of Big Data across their web, mobile, social, sensor, video and call center interactions without the limitations of sampled data or expensive and proprietary massively parallel processing databases (MPP).

The power and ease-of-use of Karmasphere Analyst makes unparalleled collaboration possible for Big Data Analytic teams so they can rapidly discover and share new patterns, relationships, drivers and insights for any kind of multi-structured data in a variety of Hadoop distributions including: Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Cloudera, EMC, HortonWorks, IBM, MapR Technologies and Microsoft.

For more information, visit www.karmasphere.com.

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