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Posted Dec 15, 2010

SQL Access for Hadoop Big Data Comes to the Desktop

By Staff

Karmasphere Analyst allows SQL access to Apache Hadoop from the desktop; writing SQL queries for data stored within Apache Hadoop cluster from a graphical desktop environment. By embedding open source Apache Hive within Karmasphere Analyst developers can discover schemas for structured and unstructured data, create and access tables, prototype, develop, and query big data.

"As we talked with data analysts we realized they faced tremendous roadblocks when accessing Hadoop. Not only were they required to learn new technologies, such as Hadoop, MapReduce and Hive, but they also were no longer able to work in familiar environments such as Windows and Excel," said Martin Hall, chief executive of Karmasphere.

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