SOURCE: Zoomdata

June 08, 2015 15:01 ET

Zoomdata Releases Big Data Visualization Smart Connector for Hive on Apache Tez, Certified by Hortonworks

New Zoomdata Integration With Hortonworks Data Platform Provides Fastest "Time-to-Visualization" for Apache Hive Data Warehouses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2015) -  Zoomdata, creators of the Zoomdata big data analytics and visualization solution, today announced that it has been certified by Hortonworks® for data visualization on top of the Apache Tez framework. As a certified Hortonworks Technology Partner, Zoomdata unlocks new performance for Apache Tez users seeking faster time-to-visualization for data in their Apache Hive environments.

Apache Tez is an application framework that directs data processing tasks in Hadoop. It has been credited as a powerful alternative to the batch-based MapReduce framework, due to Apache Tez's ability to facilitate interactive response times on both long-running queries and short-queries at petabyte scale. It has become a popular pairing with Apache Hive -- the big data warehouse infrastructure originally developed by Facebook, and at heavy use at other web-scale organizations like Yahoo and Spotify.

The Stinger Initiative is an ongoing collaboration across 44 companies with the stated goal of improving Hive's performance 100x. As data warehouses move onto Hadoop, query response time and throughput at petabyte scale are the two key factors that data warehousing teams are optimizing, and with this announcement Zoomdata becomes the first Hortonworks-certified platform that can meet the performance requirements for Hive on Tez users, at the business intelligence layer.

Unlike legacy business intelligence tools that were not designed for modern data challenges, Zoomdata is optimized for immediate visualization of data. Zoomdata leverages a stream processing architecture that intelligently manages computation for visual data processing, and allows users to view query results for massive datasets immediately, rather than waiting for batch results. Hive on Tez is the latest Smart Connector for Zoomdata, which also supports popular modern data frameworks and datastores including MongoDB, Spark, Amazon Redshift, ElasticSearch, Solr and various relational databases and streaming APIs.

"Tez and Spark target very similar use cases in the big data world, but the common thread is that users are becoming more conscious of time-to-visualization of their datastores," said Farzad Aref, VP of Product Management at Zoomdata. "Hive on Tez users have invested in a high throughput, low-latency storage infrastructure -- and Zoomdata can complete their solution at the business intelligence / analytics layer, so they have high performance all the way through the big data stack."

Zoomdata will be demonstrating the capabilities of the new Smart Connector at Booth G8 at the Hadoop Summit in San Jose, CA.

About Zoomdata, Inc.

Zoomdata, developers of the world's fastest visual analytics for big data, is built from scratch as a modern, cloud-scale application. Easy to use for business analysts who are not BI or data science experts, it can be embedded seamlessly in other applications. Its patented micro-query architecture delivers results on billions of records in seconds and gives users a single plane of access for bridging old data and new data. Zoomdata is backed by Accel Partners, NEA, and Columbus Nova Technology Partners. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

  • Editorial Contact:
    Lonn Johnston
    for Zoomdata
    +1 650.219.7764