Cutting Edge Big Data Tools Are Mostly Open Source and Free
E-Kalite Uses These Tools To Power TURBOARD
The TURBOARD big data team has extensive experience with many different types of databases. This allows the Team to work with a variety of systems and select the most appropriate tools and installations.
Freedom to Choose
The last few years have seen, big data technologies increasingly depend on open source technologies that are generally available at no cost. Experience with these technologies permits the TURBOARD big data team to quickly and inexpensively build something as complex as a Hadoop cluster.
Not Ready for Prime Time
Enthusiastic, talented engineers and scientists are continually providing the industry with new shiny toys. The big data community welcome those toys. What is important is understanding the difference between a toy an a tool. Our TURBOARD big data specialists can recognize the difference between cutting edge and bleeding edge.
Adapt to Environment
Freeware is not the only solution; in some situations it is most practical to use a proprietary database like MS SQL, Oracle, DB2 or HP Vertica, especially where there is an operational database and/or licenses are already in place. The TURBOARD Team has experience with these DBMSs.
Ability to Connect
Connecting to variety of data sources is a must for a business intelligence tool and TURBOARD can connect to new sources as soon as the appropriate driver is coded. Alternatively, new sources can be used as a resource for data consolidation with data transferred to an analytical database.
Difference from compulsory BI
Some business intelligence tools require the use of their own proprietary database. This is unlike the TURBOARD approach which provides the freedom to choose a database management system that fits the particular needs and budget of a company. Open source systems also make it easier for any future database migration.
Native drivers for native-fast connection
TURBOARD can connect to any OLTP sources, mostly with native drivers. Unlike generic drivers these can talk to the sources without an overhead. This also avoids the requirement to work with an in-memory system. TURBOARD uses in-memory power only where it is appropriate.