Oracle releases new big data suite for enterprises

IDC has predicted that by 2017, unified data platform architecture will become the foundation of enterprise-wide big data and analytics strategy.

“One type of technology will no longer suffice in supporting all the analytics use cases. At the same time, data management and analysis as a series of unrelated projects results in an unmanageable IT quagmire and unnecessary risks,” said Dan Vesset, vice president of business analytics research, IDC.

Oracle has now unveiled a suite of big data solutions to address this challenge, and enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely either on-premise or in a public or private cloud environment.

The new offerings include:

  • Oracle Big Data Discovery, the “visual face of Hadoop” and an end-to-end product for finding, exploring, transforming, discovering and sharing big data insights. According to Oracle, it makes big data assets more accessible to a greater number of business analysts and improves time to value for big data projects. It also integrates with existing big data tools.
  • Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, a Hadoop-based technology allowing customers to stream real-time unstructured data from transactional systems into big data systems such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase and Apache Flume. It enhances big data analytics initiatives by incorporating existing real-time architectures into big data solutions, while keeping big data reservoirs are up to date with production systems.
  • Oracle Big Data SQL 1.1, a technology that extends Oracle SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL, with the security of the Oracle Database.
  • Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5, a solution that allows developers to build high performance applications. The latest release provides low latency, is integrated with the Oracle Big Data platform, and supports data definition language (DDL), making it easier to use SQL to query NoSQL data.

Oracle’s new big data offerings are also designed to run on the recently announced Oracle Big Data Appliance X5 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5.

“Data is a new kind of capital and enterprises must invest their data capital strategically to create the best return,” said Neil Mendelson, vice president of big data at Oracle. “Oracle gives customers an integrated platform that helps simplify access to all their data, discover new insights, predict outcomes in real time, and keep all their data governed and secure.”