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Platfora Technology
Empowering Big Data Analytics for All

Platfora Big Data Analytics is a self-service interactive platform that enables business users to directly access and manipulate all types of enterprise data without the intervention of IT. As a native solution for big data in Hadoop, Platfora’s distributed in-memory architecture scales horizontally across unlimited nodes to enable Big Data Analytics with high-performance at any scale.

Inside Platfora Big Data Analytics

Native Big Data Analytics Platform

Power of Hadoop for any Enterprise
Platfora natively leverages the deep processing, scalability and limitless storage of Hadoop. This all happens behind the scenes, without the need to build or configure any special connectors into Hadoop. Platfora is built on a scale-out, in-memory architecture that enables business users to interactively answer complex questions from raw, multi-structured data in Hadoop, without waiting for jobs to be batch processed. Now your business can realize the promise of unlimited storage and processing — with no need for MapReduce experts.
  • Deliver real business value using raw data without teams of experts
  • Store all your enterprise data in Hadoop and uncover the possibilities
  • Unlock value from big data combining transactions with interactions and machine data

Optimized In-Memory Data Processing Models

With Hadoop storing every digital touch point in your business, you have the data you need. But how do you shape that data into the breakthrough insights that can move your business forward? Traditional business intelligence systems and SQL won’t cut it. But Platfora Event Series Processing and Segmentation capabilities stream and aggregate processing models open up a new world of possibilities.
  • Platfora enables true Event Series Analytics via its core event series processing model, which enables analysis of data over time. The Event Series Lens (ESL) is a materialized view of the data which unites any number of raw event data sets — such as web logs, call center events, and transactions — on the dimension of time to enable advanced analysis of subject behavior.
  • Platfora enables advanced Segmentation analysis via its core aggregate processing capability.Take advantage of aggregate models to see how a wide variety of characteristics, including customer demographics and behaviors, combine to influence your business and your bottom line.
Optimized In-Memory Data Processing Models
Event Stream lenses organize data for interactive event analysis.

Distributed In-Memory Acceleration

Data interactivity at scale
Platfora scales out for storage, processing, and redundancy
Platfora enables high-performance interactive visual analysis through sophisticated processing models to enable event series, behavioral, geospatial, and statistical analytics, as well as ad-hoc slicing and dicing of data. Platfora provides this capability via data lenses, materialized views of data of interest which are delivered in-memory and automatically distributing it across multiple nodes.
  • Scale out in-memory storage and processing automatically across your systems or in the cloud
  • Leverage existing programming skills such as SQL for programmatic query access to Platfora lenses
  • Integrate data directly from Platfora into production workflows for statistical analysis in R or other downstream processes such as recommendation engines

Open Data Access for Production Workflow Integration

Platfora’s Programmatic Query Access is a unique query access capability that is easy to learn and that enables you to leverage your SQL knowledge and skills to define powerful and precise queries to natively access raw data in Hadoop as well as data which has been transformed, joined, and aggregated in Platfora. Platfora’s Data Export function allows for static data capture, enabling you to export your Hadoop analysis to a CSV file saved to the desktop or HDFS file to integrate into other production workflows.
  • Flexibility to get the data you need where and how you need it
  • Leverage existing programming skills such as SQL for programmatic query access to Platfora lenses
  • Integrate data directly from Platfora into production workflows for statistical analysis in R or other downstream processes such as recommendation engines
Open Data Access for Production Workflow Integration

Thrives in Your Big Data Ecosystem

Thrives in your big data ecosystem
Supporting the latest commercial Hadoop distributions.
As a rich ecosystem of projects and products evolves around your data, Platfora seamlessly integrates Big Data Analytics into your Hadoop ecosystem.
  • Leverage your metadata catalog from Hive or HCatalog with Platfora
  • Move data into and out of your data reservoir with an ecosystem of supported tools

Keep Data Secure

Platfora’s comprehensive security model provides the security to allow users to uncover data freely and share insights with confidence.
  • Control access to sensitive data while allowing users to manage vizboards and lenses with object-level security
  • Set up role-based and group membership security rules that are consistent with your existing environment with LDAP and Active Directory integration
  • Delegate authorization optionally to Hadoop’s file-based security to determine rules for access to data
Keep data secure
Platfora utilizes modern, web-based collaboration and permissions.

Native Big Data Analytics Platform

Native Big Data Analytics Platform

Optimized In-Memory Data Processing Models

Optimized In-Memory Data Processing Models
Event Stream lenses organize data for interactive event analysis.

Keep data secure

Keep data secure
Platfora utilizes modern, web-based collaboration and permissions.

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