STRATA Conference, California - Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today released the first BI industry Big Data Index, a ranking of connector downloads for leading databases and data sources including Hadoop Hive, Hadoop HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, and other popular frameworks used to manage Big Data sets. By capturing download data from January 2011 to January 2012, Jaspersoft can verify growth trends for Big Data analytics overall and rank demand for individual data sources.
Key findings so far in the 2012 Big Data Index indicate:
• Over 15,000 Big Data connectors were downloaded in 2011;
• Demand for MongoDB, the document-oriented NoSQL database, saw the biggest spike with over 200 percent growth in 2011;
• Hadoop Hive, the SQL interface to Hadoop MapReduce, represented 60 percent of all Hadoop-based connectors;
• Hadoop HBase, the distributed Hadoop environment, was the second most popular Hadoop-based connector;
• Cassandra, the high availability NoSQL database, was among the top four most downloaded Big Data sources in 2011; and
• Over 27 percent of Big Data connector downloads were for Riak, Infinispan, Neo4J, Redis, CouchDB, VoltDB or others.
Demand for faster, more seamless methods to connect, analyze, and present insights from Big Data grew significantly in the past year, according to Jaspersoft’s Big Data Index. The data is based on the total number of native connector downloads from JasperForge, Jaspersoft’s open source, community-focused website. The Big Data Index tracks the broadest set of NoSQL and Big Data environments including Hadoop Hive, Hadoop HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, Infinispan, Neo4J, Redis, CouchDB, VoltDB, and more.
“Extracting insights quickly from Big Data sources like Hadoop or MongoDB yields tremendous competitive advantage for companies,” said Karl Van den Bergh, VP of Products and Alliances at Jaspersoft. “By tracking the Big Data Index, 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. 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.”
Today’s growth in data volume, variety, and velocity has led to an explosion in new data frameworks that capture and process Big Data.
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