Informatica Plugs Hadoop Into the Internet of Things

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

Informatica announced that its new Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data product plugs Hadoop into the Internet of things.

NEW YORK—Informatica, a provider of data integration software, has announced a new streaming data collection technology to plug Hadoop into the Internet of things.

The new technology, known as Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data, is designed to simplify big data collection of machine data from many sources and its delivery to Hadoop, and a wide range of other targets, over any geographic boundary, the company said.

Informatica made the announcement at the O'Reilly Strata Conference and Hadoop World event here.

Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data makes high-volume, high-velocity and high-scale streaming data collection available. It is built on Informatica's fast, high-performing messaging technology. Customers deploying Informatica's Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data software will be able to deliver holistic operational intelligence across the enterprise by collecting previously difficult to access data, the company said.

"Vibe Data Stream provides efficient, high-performance streaming data collection from sensors, mobile devices, log files, and generally machine data from the Internet of things," said Ash Kulkarni, senior vice president and general manager of data integration at Informatica, in a statement. "This technology easily delivers previously difficult to collect data directly to targets in real time, enabling companies to find deeper insights in this type of machine-generated big data."

Informatica Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data is a key new component of Informatica's end-to-end data integration platform, powered by Informatica Vibe, the company's embeddable virtual data machine (VDM). Informatica Vibe Data Stream uses embeddable Vibe agents to collect data in real time and stream millions of records per second into big data platforms such as Hadoop and Cassandra. Informatica Vibe Data Stream also streams data directly into Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica CEP, enabling real-time event processing and analytics.

"At Cloudera, we're seeing customers across industries come to depend on Hadoop-based platforms to create enterprise data hubs for big data projects," Charles Zedlewski, vice president of products at Cloudera, said in a statement. "This new offering from Informatica will help organizations capture the value of all their data with an easy-to-use, powerful solution for stream data processing on Hadoop."

Many companies and industries need to efficiently perform high-volume, high-velocity and high-scale streaming data collection over LAN and WAN environments—to enable real-time big data analytics and operational intelligence.

However, current architectures to achieve this require large amounts of infrastructure resources, including servers and storage, and high levels of software development expertise. Consequently, this ability currently is beyond the reach of many companies, Informatica officials said. Also, competing solutions require additional coding or development to approximate the capabilities of Informatica's Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data technology, and those solutions typically lack the performance, reliability, efficiency and ease-of-use of Vibe Data Stream for Machine Data.



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