Karmasphere Simplifies Work With Big Data- Adds Hive Support For Big Data Analytics

Amazon Web Services and Cloudera Integrate with Karmasphere Big Data Intelligence Efforts

Menlo Park, CA—June 29, 2010 –Karmasphere™, the leader in Big Data Intelligence software, today announced a set of new products including Karmasphere Studio™ Professional Edition, Karmasphere Client, and Karmasphere Studio Analyst Edition. Karmasphere Studio Analyst Edition incorporates support for Hive, the data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop that provides an SQL-like interface for ad hoc analysis of Big Data. Hive is rapidly becoming the de factor standard for ad hoc data queries in the Hadoop/MapReduce community.  In addition Karmasphere announced that it is integrating its product offerings with solutions and services from Amazon Web Services LLC and Cloudera.

“Eighteen months of groundwork on the Karmasphere Application Framework enables us to rapidly introduce native Hadoop products for big data professionals who work with any Hadoop version, distribution or cloud-based service and from any client operating system. We will continue to sweep away stumbling blocks and complexity as we work toward our mission to enable business professionals to unlock the power of Hadoop with a raft of front end products”, said Martin Hall, chief executive of Karmasphere.

Karmasphere is for big data professionals, developers, technical and business analysts, working with the rapidly growing class of extremely large data sets. These professionals are looking for easier ways to analyze, slice and dice massive data sets that run in both on-premise and cloud-based distributed processing environments. Specific industries include bioinformatics and personalized medicine, social networks, ad networks, ecommerce, financial services, and many more.

Karmasphere Partner Support Expands

Karmasphere solutions are built around the Karmasphere Application Framework, a comprehensive client-side platform for native integration with any Hadoop distribution or cloud-based service and which powers all Karmasphere products.

“Karmasphere has been integrated with Amazon Elastic MapReduce since 2009 and with today’s announcement, Karmasphere will continue to leverage AWS to simplify work with Big Data,” said Peter Sirota, General Manager of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Web Services. “We are excited to see easy-to-use Karmasphere tools integrate with Amazon Elastic MapReduce features, including Hive support for ad hoc analysis of Big Data.”

“There is no doubt that the continual development of massive data sets demands new, innovative solutions. For the large number of organizations using Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop they can now turn to Karmasphere for a comprehensive set of solutions to quickly and easily build and deploy applications designed to get the most out of their data,” said Dr. Amr Awadallah, co-founder and chief technology officer of Cloudera.

More About Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition

Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition is the company’s commercial solution for the development, debugging, deployment and analysis of MapReduce applications on Hadoop clusters. Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition extends the functionality of Karmasphere Studio Community Edition by providing the deeper functionality required to simplify the task of making MapReduce jobs robust, efficient and production ready.

Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition greatly improves developer productivity by making it easy to visualize, understand and debug job performance on the cluster. It also includes single-click job export capabilities for production deployment of automatically packaged jobs using Hadoop or Karmasphere Client.

Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition runs across all flavors of Hadoop and supports both NetBeans and Eclipse development environments as well as Windows, Mac and Linux.

Karmasphere Studio: Professional Edition is available now in limited beta at www.karmasphere.com.

More About Karmasphere Support for Hive

Karmasphere Studio Analyst Edition includes robust Hive support for all versions of Hadoop and Amazon Elastic MapReduce together with:

  • Full syntax checking and detailed diagnostics.
  • Enhanced schema browser with Hive specific support.
  • Fully JDBC4 compliant.
  • Multi-threaded and concurrent.

Karmasphere Studio Analyst Edition will be available in Q3 2010. Please inquire at www.karmasphere.com about participating in the beta program.

More About Karmasphere Client

The Karmasphere Client is a cross platform library for ensuring MapReduce jobs can work from any desktop environment to any Hadoop cluster in any enterprise data network. By isolating the Big Data professional from the specific version of Hadoop, Karmasphere Client simplifies the process of switching between data centers and the cloud and enables Hadoop jobs to be independent of the version of the underlying cluster.

Unlike the standard Hadoop client , Karmasphere Client works from Microsoft Windows as well as Linux and MacOS, and works through SSH-based firewalls.

Karmasphere Client provides a cloud-independent environment that makes it easy and predictable to maintain a business operation reliant on Hadoop.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere is a big data intelligence software company bringing Apache Hadoop power to developers and analysts. Karmasphere enables companies to unlock the competitive advantages within their large datasets by providing an easy-to-use class of client-side software. Karmasphere’s products, built around the Karmasphere Application Framework™, feature independence across any Hadoop environment, easy one-click deployment across any cloud/cluster, and a rich and friendly user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight. For more information please see www.karmasphere.com.


Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Application Framework and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.