Kyvos Insights Launches OLAP Solutions for Hadoop Analytics

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 30, 2015

As many users seek out simplified ways to work with Hadoop for Big Data analytics, they are pursuing dashboards, Business Intelligence tools and other applications that can help yield insights. Kyvos Insights, focused on the Big Data space, has announced the availability of its flagship product in this space: Kyvos.

An online analytical processing (OLAP) solution for Hadoop, the product is specifically designed for big data crunching. It's focused on revealing insights with no programming required.

Kyvos' "cubes on Hadoop" technology is targeted to let business users visualize, explore and analyze big data interactively, working directly on Hadoop. 

"There are many diverse tools for big data analytics available today, yet few tools support OLAP-based dimensional analytics, big data and Hadoop – all at the same time," said Philip Russom, research director at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). "This is an important combination, because many technical and business users want to develop multi-dimensional data models from big data, and work with those models interactively and cost-effectively in Hadoop, using familiar slice-and-dice methods. Kyvos is unique, in that it addresses this combination of real-world needs, by bringing mature and revered OLAP technologies to the analytic ecosystem of Hadoop, thereby enabling dimensional analytics on big data at massive scale and high performance."

Kyvos also supports most major Hadoop distributions including Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.

"Companies are collecting unprecedented amounts of data, but it's very difficult for a business user to directly access and interact with this data in a meaningful way," said Ajay Anand, vice president of products at Kyvos Insights. "Kyvos addresses this need by enabling interactive analytics on big data using Hadoop at any scale, with instant response times. Business users can now visually analyze their data and get insights instantly, without having to wait, so they can make smarter, more informed decisions." 

Kyvos Insights was formed by a team of veterans from Yahoo!, Impetus and Intellicus Technologies. Its Kyvos tool joins some others designed to streamline getting insights from Hadoop.

For example, immediately following startup company AtScale coming out of stealth mode to show its tools for making data stored in Hadoop's file system accessible within Business Intelligence (BI) applications, Think Big launched its Dashboard Engine for Hadoop, designed to make it easy for business users to cull insights from Hadoop data stores. We covered these tools here