Oracle Big Data SQL Connects Various Data Sets for Analysis
This can run a single SQL query on Oracle's own 12C database at the same time as in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.New-gen IT is all about convergence, speed, cross-platform connectivity and agility, and Oracle is trying to supply this in a new way using an old query language in the database realm. The venerable database provider, which has added to its offerings in the data analysis market recently with the Exadata machine and the appropriately named Big Data Appliance, came out July 15 with Oracle Big Data SQL, a tool that will make DB administrators smile: It can run a single SQL query on Oracle's own 12C database at the same time as in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores. It's hard to believe, but SQL has been around since 1981 (when the first IBM PCs came out), because it works. That kind of survivability is rare indeed. No more writing scripts or rolling your own workaround to connect data silos when someone needs to query a bunch of disparate data sets. It all just flows, if you believe Oracle—and if you have the Oracle 12C and all the connectors to Hadoop and NoSQL stores, because that's the only way it will run.
In fact, this product is strictly for serious Oracle shops. To get the full benefit of Big Data SQL, one needs the Oracle 12C database to be installed and running on the Exadata machine.