SOURCE: RainStor


October 21, 2014 08:05 ET

RainStor Now Runs on the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop

Deploy a Proven, End-to-End Enterprise Analytical Archive on Hadoop, Optimized for Fast Query Access

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - RainStor, provider of enterprise archive solutions for Big Data, has self-certified its Archive App on the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop from Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company. RainStor's Archive App combined with the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop enables companies to gain the advantages of both technologies; standards-based query access on immutable data from RainStor with a highly manageable Hadoop appliance from Teradata. With this combination, customers retain high value data securely with standards-based query access, gaining the ability to seamlessly integrate with all Teradata analytic platforms.

The Archive Application on Hadoop builds on RainStor's established archiving technology to provide SQL:2003 and XQuery support for more complex interactive queries. It also includes HCatalog integration, enabling Teradata customers to run queries against RainStor archives via Hive, Pig and MapReduce. 

"RainStor's innovation on a Hadoop-based Archiving Solution is in tune with the needs of the market. RainStor on the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop is suited for enterprises that need to securely retain large volumes of high-value historical data," said Scott Collins, vice president of global alliances, Teradata.

The combination of the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop and RainStor not only satisfies internal data governance requirements, it also addresses the ongoing demands for business users to analyze years of history with near real-time levels of performance.

"Many enterprises need to retain and access large volumes of data for regulatory purposes, and often this data has high value at the record level," said Mark Cusack, chief architect, RainStor. "With RainStor's Archive App, customers can retain and manage the life cycle of individual records, and can be assured that the data is easily accessible and secure. The RainStor Archive App transforms the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop into an analytical archive -- it is adding real value to the great Hadoop and hardware combination that Teradata provides."

The analyst community is also interested in this topic. "Big data exploitation is becoming increasingly common," said Phil Howard of Bloor Research, "but there are management and administrative issues associated with Hadoop. The new Teradata Appliance for Hadoop removes much of the pain associated with Hadoop implementation and management, exploiting the features of Hadoop 2.0. In combination with RainStor's Analytical Archive, with which it is tightly integrated, this will enable customers to address archiving requirements in an efficient and simplified manner that was not previously possible."

About RainStor

RainStor provides the world's most efficient database that reduces the cost, complexity and compliance risk of managing enterprise data. RainStor's patented technology enables customers to cut infrastructure costs by 90%. RainStor scales anywhere; on-premise or in the cloud and natively on Hadoop. Among RainStor's customers are 20 of the world's largest communications providers and 10 of the biggest banks and financial services organizations, who use RainStor to manage historical data, while saving millions. For more info: or join the conversation: @rainstor.