Aster Data is bringing the benefits of MapReduce into a more simplified form by pre-packaging a suite of MapReduce-ready functions, as well as combining it with SQL. Aster Datas SQL-MapReduce and MapReduce-ready analytic functions:
- Make MapReduce applications usable by anyone with a SQL skill-set
- Enable rich analytic applications to be built quickly
- Embed 100% of the analytical processing in-database inside Aster Data's data-analytics server, nCluster
- Automatically parallelize both the data and application processing with SQL-MapReduce for extremely high performance on large data sets.
"Aster Data's new approach to analytic application processing improves performance and scalability for data-driven applications and exploratory analysis of big data, which is becoming increasingly important to organizations as a means to create competitive advantage," said Dan Vesset, Program Vice President of Business Analytics, IDC Research.