Kognitio unveiled Kognitio Analytical Platform Version 8.1, the upgraded version of the company’s highly successful Kognitio Analytical Platform at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference. The latest launch from Kognitio features True In-Memory creating an advanced analytical platform that supports SQL access on Hadoop framework, thus ushering a new wave in Big Data and cloud computing convergence technologies.
In a release, Roger Gaskell, Chief Technology Officer at Kognitio, said: “Systems designed to originally run against disk-based data will have an architecture that has been dictated by slow data access speeds... By contrast, systems designed from scratch to work with data held in-memory are not constrained by data access speeds and adopt a fundamentally different design philosophy. The ability to truly leverage the power of random access within memory in a massively parallel processing environment gives Kognitio users a speed benefit in obtaining answers, even as it requires as many as 100 times fewer CPU cycles to perform a given operation. That translates into a significant marketplace advantage.”
With Hadoop gaining high significance in the advanced predictive analytics space, efficient processing of data at high-speed is one of the key factors that will drive the future of analytics industry. Kognitio Analytical Platform is massively scalable and allows users to simultaneously run the software across hundreds of servers running at full capacity.
The latest version of Kognitio Analytical Platform features partitioned images, where users are enabled to accelerate workloads prioritized by query scan time for simple as well as complex queries. The large-string tokenization enables performance optimization and presorted images allows for enhanced compression ratio of in-memory compressed images.
Speaking of the new launch from Kognitio, Brain Canning, Chief Technology Officer of TiVo (News - Alert) Research and Analytics Inc., said: “We are excited to implement MPP in-memory code execution for advanced analytics using R and other programming languages. With the latest version of the Kognitio Analytical Platform, we can run complex algorithms against immense amounts of data and return answers in seconds. This was previously not possible on the size and scale required for us and the major brands that use our service.”
Kognitio is engaged in the development of software solutions for advanced analytics. The company is leading the industry standards for convergence of Big Data, cloud computing and in-memory analytics. Kognitio’s flagship product, Kognitio Analytical Platform, is designed for use as either a data science lab or as stand-alone platform for extensive digital marketing analytics.