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Teradata to deliver drivers for Presto : Teradata has accelerated its roadmap for open source Presto by delivering high performing, enterprise-class ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)/JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) drivers for free. The new drivers make the Presto SQL query engine more enterprise-ready by unlocking a world of business intelligence and analytic applications. The drivers provide the connection and implementation protocol for transferring the query and result between the application and database. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine designed for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes. Through a single query, Presto allows to access data where it lives, including in Apache Hive, Apache Cassandra, relational databases or even proprietary data stores. Presto was created by Facebook for the analytics needs of extremely large data-driven organizations.Presto provides advanced SQL capabilities when queries are executed outside of the Teradata Integrated Data Warehouse or the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform.
"Presto is a key technology in the Netflix big data platform. One big challenge has been the absence of enterprise grade ODBC and JDBC drivers. We think it's great that Teradata has decided to accelerate their plans and deliver this feature this year," said Kurt Brown, director, Data Platform, Netflix.
"The new ODBC and JDBC drivers will make Presto even more valuable to organizations seeking to be a data-driven business," said Oliver Ratzesberger, president, Teradata Labs. "Teradata is committed to listening and contributing to the open source community and addressing their priorities to advance the enterprise readiness of Presto."
The new drivers will enable Presto to more effectively utilize organizations' analytic environments to run interactive analytical queries at scale, and leverage existing SQL business intelligence and visualization tools. By leveraging the familiar ODBC and JDBC interfaces, organizations will also be able to easily develop business intelligence applications in the data lake The goal is to increase adoption beyond the world-class Silicon Valley companies that are already using the platform.
The introduction of these new drivers to the Presto open source platform will help organizations to rapidly develop applications that leverage the most flexible and scalable SQL on Hadoop solution. Business intelligence vendors to certify their tools with Presto, enabling familiar and mature access tools for interactive workloads in the data lake and expand the Presto community by addressing the need for enterprise-grade access.
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