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June 26, 2014

RainStor Unveils RainStor 6 Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0

Data is outpacing technology today. Managing data effectively, cost efficiently and in compliance is a great task. In this situation, enterprise data archive is imperative.

RainStor is a company whose solutions manage historical data across the enterprise. They are designed to reduce cost, complexity and compliance risk and offer quantifiable business value with continuous access to years of vital data. The company is taking a step further by announcing the availability of an Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0 with its latest release, RainStor 6.

The open source Big Data platform, Apache Hadoop, has stabilized its place for its ability to run analyses against volumes of multi-structured data and derive sharper insights. RainStor’s new offering makes it easier than ever to deploy an end-to-end solution on Hadoop for managing and analyzing high value, sensitive data.

With RainStor's Archive App, users can conduct high performance queries against secure multi-structured data in a very efficient way.

"Hadoop adoption is being driven by its low-cost to scale, and by the perceived value of the rapidly expanding ecosystem of capabilities to support business analytics," Mark Cusack, chief architect at RainStor said in a statement.

"RainStor has been delivering analytical archive solutions to the world's largest enterprises for a decade, and with RainStor 6, you can now take advantage of those capabilities running on Hadoop 2.0. We believe RainStor goes a step further to securing Hadoop as a 'first-class citizen' in the enterprise," Cusack added.

Building on RainStor's existing interactive SQL-on-Hadoop stack, the new archive application features XQuery for hierarchical data and documents, and extends analytics support to SQL 2003.

RainStor is open, standards-based, and can run on HDFS. Certified on Hortonworks 2.1 and Cloudera Enterprise 5, RainStor integrates with YARN to ensure full co-operation in managing resources across a busy Hadoop cluster. RainStor integrates with Apache Ambari for cluster monitoring and with Hue for managing archive workflows. RainStor also provides connectivity through HCatalog, the de facto interface to relational data. These capabilities offer users increased flexibility in selecting the tools that best fit their needs.

Moreover, with this new Archive app, clients can gain enterprise-grade control of the data in Hadoop, through life-cycle data management features for retention and expiry.

The RainStor Archive App on Hadoop 2.0 will be made available beginning July 2014. 

Edited by Allison Sansone

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