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Nikhil Kumar (SyncSort) on Converting SQL to MapReduce

  • Sep 9, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Bronto Software, Inc.

According to Gartner – 70% of all data warehouses are performance and capacity constrained, and often ELT workloads can drive up to 80% of database capacity.

What happened? The original vision was the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is the single, consistent version of the truth - but the modern day reality is an EDW architecture that consists of thousands of lines of SQL code and ELT “pushdown” data transformations happening primarily in the EDW and staging layers. Organizations have created constrained Data Warehouses with spaghetti like architectures resulting in the inability to get value from one of their biggest investments. With constant upgrades to the EDW just to keep the lights on, companies are now under immense pressure to alleviate the resulting budget and performance problems.

The good news is that for the first time, there’s a completely new approach that is not only scalable but also economically feasible. When comparing the costs to manage data, Hadoop is orders of magnitude cheaper than the EDW, and that’s why it’s become a very disruptive force in the data landscape.

But where do you start? Nikhil Kumar will present SyncSort’s EDW offload framework and SILQ, a unique first of its kind utility to make that transition between legacy SQL and Hadoop as smooth as possible. 

Speaker: Nikhil Kumar, Technical Product Manager, SyncSort

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  • Glenn M.

    Thanks to everyone who attended the meetup earlier this week. Please let me know if you'd like more information, trial versions of the software, etc. See you at the next TriHUG!

    September 12, 2014

  • Anthony B.

    I thought Nikhil did a good job describing how they use SILQ to fast track EDW offloads to Hadoop. Thanks for the presentation.

    1 · September 10, 2014

    • Glenn M.

      Thanks so much Anthony. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Let me know if you'd like more information or a demo version of the software to test out.

      September 12, 2014

  • Melissa C.

    great presentation!

    September 10, 2014

  • jim_stivers

    Interesting approach to helping customers migrate ETL into Hadoop

    1 · September 10, 2014

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