Think Big introduces Dashboard Engine for Hadoop

To bring fast, enterprise reporting capability to Hadoop, Think Big, a Teradata company, has introduced the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop. With the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop, it is now possible for organizations to quickly access and report on big data in Hadoop-based data lakes to make agile business decisions.

“There are endless streams of data from web browsers, set top boxes, and contact centers that often land in Hadoop, but sometimes don’t make their way into downstream analytics,” said Ron Bodkin, president, Think Big, a Teradata company. “For the first time, the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop offers organizations the ability to get summarized Hadoop data in under a second, without having to go through transformation and modeling processes.”

 Think Big introduces Dashboard Engine for Hadoop


Dashboards and online analytic processing (OLAP) rollup summaries have been around for decades in the business intelligence market. But until now, no one has delivered OLAP summary analysis from multi-structured big data at scale. As a complementary technology to the analytic ecosystem, Hadoop helps address big data needs, and the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop accelerates reporting from data lakes. It distils terabytes of data per hour into billions of aggregates, which can then be queried by business users in under a second when the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop is coupled with a business intelligence visualization tool such as Tableau. The combination allows a user to report on big data in Hadoop that don’t reside in the data warehouse, and this can be done at scale, with very few limitations.

The Dashboard Engine for Hadoop offers exceptionally fast ingestion of new data, without requiring that the business users wait for data to be reloaded, or for the refresh of OLAP cube calculations. Most importantly, the Dashboard Engine for Hadoop handles many forms of multi-structured data, such as click stream, mobile phone logs, sensor, and JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).
“Our clients are seeking ways to better store and analyze the large amount of multi- structured data running through their enterprise,” said Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director, Ventana Research. “Think Big’s Dashboard Engine for Hadoop will help organizations report and analyze event data in seconds without concerns about data volumes. We see this dashboard engine providing a good working solution for a range of big data analytics needs.”

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Updated Date: Apr 15, 2015 12:38:18 IST