SAN MATEO, CA, October 1, 2015 – AtScale, one of the first companies to provide business users with fast and security-enhanced self-service BI access to Hadoop, announced today that it will offer a universal business interface to Hadoop for all BI tools. With its newest addition – Microsoft Power BI – AtScale now supports one of the largest number of BI tools for the OLAP on Hadoop market.
By achieving this milestone, AtScale is a leading provider of OLAP on top of Hadoop. The company will preview this functionality at the upcoming Strata Big Data Conference at booth # 215. To find out more about how AtScale works with your BI tools, sign up at: www.atscale.com/try
The latest BI tool AtScale has certified is Microsoft Power BI, which uses ODBC connectivity to AtScale to import data into Power BI desktop. The new service, released by Microsoft Corp. in July, counts close to half a million users worldwide.
“We are committed to eradicating the pain involved with connecting standard BI tools to Hadoop,” says Dave Mariani, CEO and founder of AtScale. “The average enterprise has tens, sometimes hundreds of BI tools they are trying to connect to their Hadoop data lake. The industry has been telling customers that they need to buy yet another BI tool for Hadoop. But no customer wants to add yet another BI tool to their ecosystem. Rather, companies want to leverage the tools their users already know and augment them with capabilities that allow them to take advantage of Hadoop.”
Democratizing access to Hadoop
“At Microsoft, our goal is to bring business intelligence and insights to everybody in an organization,” says John Doyle, Director of Business Intelligence Marketing at Microsoft. “AtScale helps with our vision by making Hadoop accessible to Power BI giving every user the ability to work with big data.”
AtScale, whose recent Series A included the participation of Jerry Yang (co-founder at Yahoo!) and Amr Awadallah (co-founder at Cloudera), has a long history of making BI work on Hadoop; Dave Mariani, its CEO, is one of the pioneers in this space.
At Yahoo! his team designed the world’s large OLAP cube on Hadoop and connected it to MicroStrategy and Microsoft Excel.
At Klout, his team managed a 200 node Hadoop cluster and connected it to Tableau. Along the way, he discovered the issues involved in connecting BI to Hadoop directly namely:
AtScale will preview this functionality at the Strata Big Data Conference (Booth # 215). To find out more about how AtScale works with your BI tools, sign up at: www.atscale.com/try
AtScale makes BI work on Hadoop. With AtScale, business users get interactive and multi-dimensional analysis capabilities, directly on Hadoop, at maximum speed, using the tools they already know, own and love – from Microsoft Excel to Tableau Software to QlikView. Built by Big Data Veterans from Yahoo!, Google and Oracle, AtScale is already enabling the BI on Hadoop revolution at major corporations. To see how AtScale can help you, go to: www.atscale.com/try