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Jaspersoft Throws Its Heart Into Opensource Big Data

Written by  Sudheer Raju | 09 April 2012
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jaspersoftBig Data and related intelligence via Opensource, although already in flight probably will be the next appealing thing. There is hardly any big vendor who is not beating his chest and claiming they are the leader of big data. Just about towards start of the year almost everyone have predicted 2012 is the year of big data and here we are witnessing the emotions of big data based research on a daily basis.

Its refreshing to see Jaspersoft, an opensource business intelligence software provider is throwing its heart into world of big data with launch of new tools that support big data framework through Jaspersoft ETL, to extract, transform, and load (ETL) software that it OEMs from Talend.

With the recent release of Jaspersoft version 4.5, the company has added several new big data capabilities in Jaspersoft ETL, including a connector for the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) that enables customers to extract and load data from Hadoop in batch or streaming mode.

Jaspersoft ETL also gets connectors for: HBase for loading data into Hadoop's column-oriented database; Pig (Pig Latin generation) and Hive (HiveQL generation), for processing Hadoop data in place; and Sqoop, for building direct Hadoop-to-database links without coding.

The Hadoop connectors were the result of a renewal of the OEM relationship between Jaspersoft and Talend. Prior to the renewal, the partnership gave Jaspersoft access to 450 Talend connectors, including DB2/400 connectors.

With the addition of Talend’s big data integration technology to Jaspersoft ETL, data scientists can significantly reduce the time that it takes to integrate and consolidate their enterprise data into big data platforms such as Apache Hadoop to uncover business trends and insights faster than ever. Jaspersoft ETL, Powered by Talend, is available as part of Jaspersoft BI Suite 4.5, which turns data into actionable information by massively scaling the amount of data enterprise IT and developers can handle and move at one time.

“Big data sets can traditionally take data scientists hours to collect, load and transform, but today’s data scientists are demanding options to explore data faster,” said Karl Van den Bergh, Jaspersoft’s Vice President of Product and Alliances. “The Jaspersoft BI Suite with enhanced ETL capabilities for big data meets that demand by enabling efficient data integration for a faster generation of reports and better decision-making. This wouldn’t be possible without the addition of Talend’s big data integration technology.”

Jaspresoft's BI engine now allows data to be extracted from various sources, transformed based on defined business rules, and loaded into a centralized data warehouse or data mart. Jaspersoft ETL is based on Talend’s enterprise open source integration technology and is provided under an OEM agreement between Talend and Jaspersoft.

Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.

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