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RainStor Announces Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0

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6/24/2014 11:06:02 AM
RainStor Announces Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0
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Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson, Global Sales


RainStor Announces Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0
RainStor, which offers an enterprise data store for big data, has announced the availability of its Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0 as part of its latest release, RainStor 6. The new offering provides the opportunity to deploy an end-to-end solution on Hadoop for managing and analyzing high value, sensitive data. 

With RainStor’s Archive App, users conduct high performance queries against secure multi-structured data. An Archive is deployed when an organization has rapidly growing data that needs to be retained for ongoing business queries or when governance rules mandate that data be online and fully accessible for specific timeframes. This facilitates the needs of business users which require analytic access to multiple years of history storing raw detailed data in order to derive business value and insights.

New Archive capabilities include:

Analytics Performance Speed-up: Building on RainStor’s existing interactive SQL-on-Hadoop stack, the new archive application features XQuery for hierarchical data and documents, and extends analytics support to SQL 2003. Users benefit from a 10-100X-query boost using native SQL against a mix of structured, semi-structured data and documents in the same cluster. Performance improvements also apply to queries against Hive, Pig and MapReduce. An archive on Hadoop should achieve performance levels on par with the source environment, which is typically a data warehouse.

RainStor Application Management on Hadoop 2.0: RainStor is open, standards-based, and is suited to run on HDFS. Certified on Hortonworks 2.1 and Cloudera Enterprise 5, RainStor integrates with YARN to ensure full co-operation in managing resources across a busy Hadoop cluster. RainStor integrates with Apache Ambari for cluster monitoring and with Hue for managing archive workflows. RainStor also provides connectivity through HCatalog, the de facto interface to relational data. These capabilities offer users increased flexibility in selecting the tools that best fit their needs.

Governance for Greater Control: With the new Archive app, users gain enterprise-grade control of the data in Hadoop, through life-cycle data management features for retention and expiry. With a rules-based workflow users specify a record or groups of records to keep or delete, as they are loaded. Adhering to data governance practices has become a critical requirement and the platform provides control of data, which eliminates manual intervention or lost data.

The RainStor Archive App on Hadoop 2.0 is available beginning July 2014.
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