Arcadia Enterprise: Visual Business Intelligence Meets Hadoop
Hadoop is on a roll in the Big Data space. Allied Market Research has forecasted that the global market for Hadoop along with related hardware, software, and services will reach $50.2 billion by 2020, propelled by greater use of raw, unstructured, and structured data.
Meanwhile, though, Gartner, Inc.'s 2015 Hadoop Adoption Study found that there are many difficulties in implementing Hadoop, including hardship in finding skilled Hadoop professionals. With what is billed as a possible solution to that problem, Arcadia Data, which specializes in visual analytics and business intelligence (BI) for big data is offering Arcadia Enterprise, a visual analytics and BI solution that runs natively in Hadoop.
Arcadia Enterprise purportedly collapses the legacy enterprise data management stack for visualization and business intelligence on big data. The platform has a self-learning architecture native to Hadoop, and can autoscale thousands of simultaneous queries.
Arcadia Enterprise has a visual interface for exploration and semantic modeling on data sets. It also offers drag-and-drop access to granular path analysis, flow and funnel algorithms, behavior-based segmentation and dimension/measure correlations through on-cluster execution.
"For three years, we've been evaluating the market for a BI product with an architectural signature which can leverage the power that you have in the Hadoop cluster," said Terry McFadden, Associate Director, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble. "Other tools in the BI and analytics space, many predating Hadoop, require that data be pulled out of Hadoop first. Arcadia Enterprise is the first product we found that provides truly on-cluster Hadoop BI in the way we were seeking. Its execution model and user self-service approach deliver performance at Hadoop scale, and lets us develop our analytics quickly."
"Big data is becoming the heartbeat of business, but it's often shackled by BlackBerry-era BI and visualization technologies. Business users seeking new insights and intelligence from big data are left wanting because the traditional enterprise solutions in use by IT are engineered on archaic BI platforms with limited functionality and scalability," said Sushil Thomas, CEO at Arcadia Data. "Arcadia Data set out to break through the old stack to give both business users and IT a new Hadoop-native approach that multiplies big data ROI and delivers new analytics at scale."
This release follows Arcadia Data's June $11.5 million in a Series A funding round announcement and launch of Arcadia Instant, a free, downloadable version of the visual analytics portion of the Arcadia platform that enables business users to interact with data in Hadoop and use visualization tools.