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Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Integrator Cloudera has teamed up with big data specialist Koverse in a bid to co-develop innovations based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-value store project built on top of Hadoop.

As part of the agreement announced at the end of last week, both companies will co-develop commercial solutions based on Accumulo for an upcoming release of Cloudera’s enterprise deployment of Hadoop, an on-premise or Hadoop-as-a-service offering.

Accumulo is an Apache open source software project that organises and calls distributed key-value. Based on one of Google’s many big data innovations, BigTable (which is still used by Google for web indexing), it’s written in Java and works on top of Apache Hadoop.

The core technology was originally developed and open sourced by the NSA in 2008 and, as one might suspect, claims to boast a range of added security benefits. It’s still used by the US Department of Defense.

“Accumulo support came in response to customer requirements,” said Mike Olson, founder, chairman and chief strategy officer at Cloudera. “Partnering with Koverse helps us ensure that we continue to meet the demands of federal and highly regulated industries’ customers.”

“We have been impressed with Koverse’s technology and people, and their commitment to helping customers make better use of big data more quickly. This partnership makes sense and will be a great thing for our customers as the growing demand for unique capabilities available in Accumulo are important to our national security,” Olson added.

Koverse, which was founded in 2012 offers a technology platform that ingests data from a multitude of sources (social media, marketing statistics, etc.) and helps businesses make sense of that information (through summaries, analytics, interactive data discover) to generate actionable insights.

“We were happy to see Cloudera announce support for Accumulo last year. Both Cloudera and Koverse share a strong commitment to Accumulo and helping our customers take advantage of its capabilities to get more out of their big data,” said Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Koverse.

“Our partnership will ensure that we continue to help existing customers achieve big data success, and are able to repeat that success with new customers,” he added.

The partnership is a win for Cloudera, which is keen to target new verticals like the public sector for its enterprise-focused big data offerings. In October last year the company struck a number of partnerships with cloud service providers including Savvis, Verizon and IBM SoftLayer which saw the big data specialist’s Hadoop distribution loaded onto the IaaS platforms and offered as a service.

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