Large-scale analytics and next-gen data warehousing; free analytic algorithms and data mining tools
EMC, a provider of information infrastructure offerings, has introduced a free Community Edition of the EMC Greenplum Database, the high-performance massively parallel processing (MPP) database product, along with free analytic algorithms and data mining tools.
The free EMC Greenplum Community Edition, which is built on earlier Greenplum "Big Data" breakthroughs like the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, includes Greenplum Database CE for large-scale analytics and next-gen data warehousing.
It also include the open source analytic algorithms library MADlib that provides data-parallel implementations of mathematical, statistical and machine learning methods for structured and unstructured data.
In addition, it includes an up and coming third party analytics tool Alpine Miner, which is an intuitive visual data mining modeller that delivers rapid "modelling to scoring" capabilities, leverages in-database analytics, and is purpose-built for "big data" applications.
The new EMC Greenplum Community Edition removes the cost barrier to entry for big data power tools empowering large numbers of developers, data scientists, and other data professionals, the company said.
This free set of tools enables the community to understand their data, gain deeper insights, better visualise insights, but to also contribute and participate in the development of next-generation tools and offerings.
Developers can now build complex applications to collect, analyse and operationalise big data leveraging best of breed big data tools including the Greenplum Database with its in-database analytic processing capabilities.
EMC Data Computing Products Division CTO and vice president and co-founder of Greenplum Luke Lonergan said their new Community Edition provides a parallel-everything "Big Data" stack with unequalled speed that enables analysts to perform next-generation data analytics and experiment with real-world data, and most importantly – innovate.
"This project is about empowering developers – they can program using the most popular tools and they have a place to contribute open source extensions to the stack," Lonergan said.
While the free set of tools will enable first-time users gain access to a comprehensive, purpose-built business analytics environment that enables them to view, modify and enhance included demo data files, existing users can download an upgraded version of Greenplum Database CE and analytic tools for integration into their development and research environments.
The company said the Community Edition can be downloaded as a pre-configured VMWare virtual appliance for use on laptops and desktops, or as a set of packages for deployment on user machines.