Catch the buzz: Hadoop Hive is top of the Big Data charts

A new index from Jaspersoft lets us know who are the big cheeses when it comes to Big Data

It’s a Top 20 with the difference – it’s not the latest pop tunes but the leading Big Data downloads. And top of the data pops is Hadoop Hive, the SQL interface to Hadoop MapReduce with 60 percent of all downloads.

The Big Data Index, which has been put together by BI vendor, Jaspersoft, has been set up to capture all the data connector downloads between January 2011 and January 2012.  While Hadoop Hive has grabbed the top spot from Hadoop HBase the fastest mover in the index has been MongoDB, the NoSQL database, with a whopping 200 percent increase in the past year. Other connectors featured in the chart include Cassandra, Riak, Infinispan, Neo4J, Redis, CouchDB and VoltDB.

The Index has been put together to provide quantitive insight into the growth of Big Data said Karl Van den Bergh, VP of Products and Alliances at Jaspersoft

He pointed out that extracting insights quickly from Big Data sources like Hadoop or MongoDB yields tremendous competitive advantage for companies.  “We see three popular approaches to access Big Data environments in business intelligence. These include reporting and analysis through direct connectivity, direct batch style reporting, and extracting data through batch ETL to a central warehouse or database."

Van den Bergh added "Companies want options for Big Data analytics because every use case is different. Some want direct and immediate answers from their Big Data sources throughout the day, while others want a more traditional approach with periodic reports. The Big Data Index provides quantitative visibility into these trends.”

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