Cloudera, a provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, and Netezza today announced an agreement to connect Netezza data warehouse appliances and Apache Hadoop, making it possible for customers to gain more insight from their data.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cloudera is building a connector that will enable data movement and transformation between the Netezza TwinFin appliance and Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop (CDH), which will be available in Cloudera Enterprise.
Additionally, Netezza will enable downloads of CDH on its customer support website and each company will train the other’s salesforce on the value of Cloudera products and services when combined with Netezza’s broad line of data warehousing appliances. Commercial support for the connector will be provided by Cloudera.
Customers are looking to Hadoop to provide an additional capability to their existing warehouses, which gives them new analysis and storage functionality for complex data types. Direct integration of Hadoop with existing data warehousing technologies enables organizations to collect, stage and process their complex data at scale. Once the data has been processed organizations can deliver the highest value information to data warehouses via high-speed connectors for interactive analysis.
CDH is the most comprehensive and broadly adopted Hadoop platform on the market, lowering the barrier to Hadoop adoption and accelerating time-to-value. It consists of core Apache Hadoop and eight additional open source projects, all tested and integrated into a single platform, making it the most complete Hadoop-based distribution.