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Teradata unveils new open source platform

Kylo can be used by companies to quickly create and manage one’s data pipelines.

Teradata unveils new open source platform
Oliver Ratzesberger, executive VP and chief product officer, Teradata.

Teradata, an analytics solutions company, has announced the launch of Kylo, a data lake management platform. Offered under the Apache 2.0 license, Kylo is built upon the latest open source solutions, such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and Apache NiFi.

Kylo was incepted from previous code taken from proven data lake engagements from Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company focused on devising services and support for Kylo.

Commenting on the announcement, Nik Rouda, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), said: "Many organisations find that implementing big data solutions on the Hadoop stack is a complex endeavor. Big data technologies are heavily oriented to software engineering, developers and system administrators."

He added: "Our research found 28 percent of organisations still struggle to staff teams with enough BI and analytics talent, much less big data and open source solution expertise. 77 percent of those surveyed say new big data initiatives will take between seven months and three years to show significant business value. It doesn't have to be that way. I commend Teradata for open sourcing KyloTM - an innovative and meaningful contribution."

The new platform can be utilised by organisations to address challenges surrounding data lake implementations. Helping to cut down the creation of data lakes from the average 6 - 12 month build cycle, Kylo can sidestep these challenges by integrating and simplifying pipeline development and typical data management tasks.

Oliver Ratzesberger, executive VP and chief product officer, Teradata, commented: "Kylo is an exciting first in open source data lake management, and perfectly represents Teradata's vision around big data, analytics, and open source software."

"We know how commercial and open source should work together. So we engineer the best of both worlds, and we pioneer new approaches to open source software as part of our customer-choice strategy, improving the commercial and open source landscape for everyone."

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