Oracle launches Big Data SQL

Solution integrates Hadoop, NoSQL, Oracle Database; allows access through standard SQL

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Oracle launches Big Data SQL By connecting the core technologies and allowing data access through industry-standard SQL, Oracle hopes to tap into growing big data adoption.
By  Stephen McBride Published  July 17, 2014

Oracle Corp today introduced Oracle Big Data SQL, which integrates data across Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle Database.

Oracle Big Data SQL runs on Oracle Big Data Appliance and can work in conjunction with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. By connecting the core technologies and allowing data access through industry-standard SQL, Oracle hopes to tap into growing big data adoption. 

"With a unique architecture and Smart Scan technology inherited from Oracle Exadata, Oracle Big Data SQL can query all forms of structured and unstructured data while minimising data movement, enabling dramatically faster analysis for data distributed across Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle Database," Oracle said in a statement.

"This approach also enables organisations to leverage existing SQL skills without investing in costly new talent and helps to maximize the potential of existing technology investments."

Oracle Big Data SQL is scheduled for general availability in the third quarter of this year.

"As organisations increasingly use diverse data sources beyond relational databases, such as Hadoop and NoSQL, data is becoming more and more siloed, hampering data analysis and insights and limiting the true potential of big data," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle.

"Oracle Big Data SQL harnesses the popular, proven SQL query language to break down these silos and finally bring big data into the mainstream of an enterprise."

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