Big Data has exploded on the corporate data processing landscaped with major fanfare. For many organizations the decision of ‘what to do’ with big data is far greater than ‘the act of capturing’ big data. New data sources and types present an opportunity to explore and seek insights previously unavailable. It’s not about asking the same data questions as before as the new value proposition rests in the ability to easily explore all your data, regardless of data type or environment, without the traditional bottlenecks of data movements, pre-processing or staging data. Big data is simply too big, changes to quickly and doesn’t support ad-hoc analysis with existing BI and virtualization processing platforms.
Cirro allows you to ask disruptive questions about your data that deliver business leverage by uncovering value from information that simply wasn’t possible in the past. The analyst focus shifts more into ‘data discovery’ and is focused on asking questions you don’t know the answer to rather than asking questions you already know about.
The promise of big data is delivered via the Cirro Data Hub with a revolutionary method that simplifies total data access by federating queries across multiple sources of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. The goal is to promote an analytic environment that allows for analysts to ask questions across structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sources.
The Cirro Data Hub is a Next Generation approach to the challenge of federated processing by removing the complexity of accessing any data, on any platform, in any environment. Federation of query processing is about taking the processing to the data. When using Cirro Data Hub users do not need to concern themselves with the complexities of having to stage data, various operating systems and multiple query and/or programming languages. Rather, users need only concern themselves with what data they want and what they want to do with it. The Cirro Data Hub orchestrates and determines where the processing of a query occurs and issues appropriate data requests to all data sources involved. Supporting this new approach to the federation of query processing are a number of patent pending technologies such as a federated cost based optimizer, smart caching, dynamic query plan re-optimization, normalization of cost estimates and a metadata repository for unstructured data sources.
Big data processing requires a Next Generation approach for the asking questions you couldn’t ask before and promotes data exploration encompassing emerging No SQL and Hadoop platforms – in addition to traditional RDBMS. Existing approaches of bringing all of the data to a single location for query processing are no longer practical. Cirro Data Hub is the industry leading solution for providing scalability of processing for asking disruptive questions.