To address organizations' need for comprehensive big data solutions, Oracle has introduced Oracle Big Data SQL, an essential part of a big data management system. Breaking down data silos to simplify information access and discovery, the offering allows customers to run one SQL query across Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle Database, minimizing data movement while increasing performance and virtually eliminating data silos. Oracle Big Data SQL enables customers to gain a competitive advantage by making it easier to uncover insights faster, while protecting data security and enforcing governance. Furthermore, this approach enables organizations to leverage existing SQL investments in both people skills and applications.
"As organizations increasingly use diverse data sources beyond relational databases, such as Hadoop and NoSQL, data is becoming more and more siloed -- hampering data analysis and insights and limiting the true potential of big data," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. "Oracle Big Data SQL harnesses the popular, proven SQL query language to break down these silos and finally bring big data into the mainstream of an enterprise. Oracle continues its leadership in database innovation with this simple yet powerful way for organizations to access all of their data, leverage existing investments and skills, and gain new value and insights that can transform their business."
Oracle Big Data Appliance includes comprehensive data encryption capabilities for protecting data privacy and meeting regulatory requirements. With data at rest and network encryption capabilities, sensitive and regulated information stored on Oracle Big Data Appliance is protected against theft and unauthorized access. Oracle Big Data Appliance also includes enterprise-grade authentication (Kerberos), authorization (LDAP and Apache Sentry project), and auditing (Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall) that can be automatically set up on installation, greatly simplifying the process of hardening Hadoop.
"Oracle Big Data Appliance is an excellent choice for customers looking to work with the full suite of Cloudera's leading Hadoop-based technology. It's more cost-effective and quicker to deploy than a DIY cluster," said Mike Olson, Cloudera founder, chief strategy officer, and chairman of the board. "When it comes to querying data in Hadoop, we've seen overwhelming demand from customers for SQL. This is why Cloudera has developed Impala -- which Oracle includes on Oracle Big Data Appliance -- to enable customers to query data with SQL natively and efficiently in Hadoop. For customers who need to query and analyze data residing in both Hadoop and Oracle Database, OracleBig Data SQL offers support for HDFS, preserves their existing SQL skills and security policies, and makes it easier to integrate Hadoop with their existing Oracle infrastructure."