Informatica Plugs Hadoop Into the Internet of Things

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-10-29 Print this article Print

Informatica's Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data technology meets this challenge by making reliable, high-throughput streaming data collection broadly available to many companies. A centralized interface enables simplified set-up, deployment, administration and monitoring. Moreover, flexible configurations can be created for a variety of sources to target patterns.

"Informatica's Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data is an important addition to the modern data architecture," Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy at Hortonworks, said in a statement. "Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data ensures timely data delivery between Hadoop and the rest of the enterprise by providing reliable, high-volume stream data collection and support for large data distributions with high throughput and concurrency."

Customers can take advantage of Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data technology by deploying data collectors or Vibe agents on various sources, which then provide streaming data collection and distribution through a high-performance messaging bus based on Informatica Ultra Messaging. Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data delivers the data directly to multiple targets for either stream processing for real-time analytics or batch processing for big data analytics and transactional applications.

 "As companies implement more big data solutions, the need to use high-performance message delivery with those solutions will grow," wrote Gartner in a July report, Hype Cycle for Big Data, 2013. "Moreover, the demands of real-time systems, particularly the Internet of things, mobile devices and world-class cloud applications, will drive adoption of high-performance message delivery, even when big data database technology is not involved."

Customers in the logistics, transportation and manufacturing industries, for example, could use Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data technology for device, sensor or machine data collection. Web entities or retail operations could take advantage of Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data for Web log data, and telecommunications network operators and utilities could use Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data for network or switch data, the company said.

"By using MapR and Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data, companies gain the benefit of enterprise-grade capabilities for real-time streaming into Hadoop," Jack Norris, chief marketing officer at MapR Technologies, said in a statement. "This enables highly available, efficient, and reliable real-time data collection and streaming across a wide variety of data sources over local and wide area networks."

Informatica currently is conducting customer trials of its Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data technology and plans to make it generally available later in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company also will provide, later in the fourth quarter, an SDK customers can use to develop agents for custom sources and targets.



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