Zoomdata, which presents messy data from Hadoop and other sources in a more understandable graphical way, now supports various Amazon Web Services data sources.
The Redwood Shores, Calif., company now offers connectors that tap into Amazon Redshift data warehouse; Elastic Map Reduce (EMR); Kinesis streaming data; and Aurora relational databases. It already offers connectors to Cloudera and Hortonworks
Hadoop as well as Spark, Solr, MongoDB
, and the usual roster of relational databases, including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft
Since many companies that have long used Oracle
or SQL Server relational databases, which deal with the traditional rows-and-columns of data, are also turning to nonrelational (NoSQL) databases to handle other data types, having a single tool that can tap into all those sources is of interest.
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It’s worth noting that Amazon
itself already announced QuickSight, a data analysis and visualization tool for its own sets of data. What’s more interesting is that QuickSight itself is reportedly a relabeled version of Zoomdata’s technology. Zoomdata had no comment.
Customers can pay $1.91 per hour to use Zoomdata for AWS—the charge is in addition to the hourly Amazon charges, which are billed separately. Or they can pay an annual fee that includes support.
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Last month, Zoomdata announced a new $25 million funding round, bringing total investment to $47.2 million.
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Zoomdata competes with companies like Tableau and QliqTech
, although Zoomdata proponents says it handles a wider variety of data sources and can query all of them directly without first having to clean up the data, a job traditionally handled by extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools like Informatica