EnterpriseDB Announces Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop

Date -2011-11-08

BEDFORD, Mass. – November 2nd, 2011 – EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle compatibility products and services, today announced Postgres Plus® Connector for Hadoop, which allows massive amounts of data from a Postgres Plus® Advanced Server (PPAS) or PostgreSQL database to be accessed, processed and analyzed in a Hadoop cluster.  The Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop allows programmers to process large amounts of SQL-based data using their familiar MapReduce constructs.


Hadoop is an open-source distributed processing framework with a number of useful applications including distributed text searching, web access log stats, machine learning, statistical machine translation and more.  Many enterprises deploy Hadoop alongside their legacy IT systems, which allows them to combine old data and new data sets in powerful new ways.  As a result, there is a growing demand for a data bridge between Hadoop and SQL databases to tap Hadoop’s ability to provide fast, reliable analysis of both structured and unstructured data. Hadoop combined with PPAS or PostgreSQL enables users to perform real time queries with Postgres and non-real time CPU intensive analysis.  Using the Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop, users can load SQL data to Hadoop, process it and even push the results back to Postgres.


“With Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop, Postgres Plus Advanced Server users can tap into the massive processing, storage, and analysis power of Hadoop,” said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president of products and marketing at EnterpriseDB. “Our connector is ideal for companies committed to the business imperatives best served by their traditional SQL systems but who want to integrate the new capabilities and benefits offered by Hadoop.”


EnterpriseDB has created the Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop by extending the Pig platform (an engine for executing data flows in parallel on Hadoop) and using an EnterpriseDB JDBC driver to allow users the ability to load the results of a SQL query into Hadoop and copy data from Hadoop back into Postgres tables.


On November 11, 2011, EnterpriseDB will open a private Postgres Plus Connector for Hadoop beta program for customers and partners. This will be followed by a public webcast “PostgreSQL and Hadoop – an Introduction to Postgres Plus® Connector for Hadoop.” To register for the webcast, visit www.enterprisedb.com/postgresql-hadoop.


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EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL Company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Bedford, MA. For more information, please call +1-781-357-3390, or visit www.enterprisedb.com.


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