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March 05, 2012

Microsoft News - Karmasphere Collaborates with Microsoft and Horton Works

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Karmasphere recently announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft (News - Alert) and HortonWorks to expand Big Data Analytics on the Microsoft Hadoop framework for both Windows Server and Windows Azure. All three companies will work together to provide customers with user-friendly software that will bring Big Data Intelligence solutions for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows Azure.

In a release, Herain Oberoi, director of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, said that, “Karmasphere is a fast-moving and recognized provider of strategic tooling for mining insights specifically on Hadoop. We are pleased to be working with Karmasphere as they expand their solutions for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows Azure.”

Karmasphere provides businesses with easy-to-use solutions that help in addressing shortage of skills within the Big Data market today. By delivering the advantage of data science to business analysts, Karmasphere Analyst provides businesses with a collaborative and comprehensive workspace which is customized specifically for Big Data Analytics using SQL.

Karmasphere Studio which brings mainstream developers to the Hadoop framework offers a customized graphical environment that supports learning, implementation, and optimization of MapReduce algorithms and data transformations while the Karmasphere Analyst has been designed to work on and provide support for open source Apache Hive, a market standard for query access to Hadoop.

Martin Hall, founder of Karmasphere, said that, “Microsoft's commitment to Apache Hadoop and its growing ecosystem is another major boost for the world of Big Data. Microsoft's market entry will accelerate the adoption of Big Data across the enterprise.”

In other news from November 2011, Karmasphere and Cloudera, a global provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, announced they are aligning to ensure Hadoop success in the enterprise, through a mutual commitment to integration and interoperability of their products for existing and new joint customers.

As part of the alliance, Karmasphere has validated that its products are compatible with the latest version of Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Karmasphere joins a select group of companies that qualify as Cloudera Certified Technology providers, testing and validating that Karmasphere Analyst and Karmasphere Studio use supported APIs and comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop. Moreover, Karmasphere has also joined the recently launched Cloudera Connect Partner Program.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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