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From "Jiayan Wang" <jiay...@zidata.com>
Subject Zidata brings column-oriented MapReduce based business analytics solution to Windows
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:30:53 GMT
Cupertino, Calif., - January 8, 2010 - Zidata LLC today announced beta of
column-oriented MapReduce based business analytics solution. Zidata business
analytics solution combines the efficiency of column-oriented storage and
query optimization with the scalability and stability of MapReduce system.
Zidata seamlessly integrates with Microsoft business intelligence stack and
brings unprecedented usability to business analytics.

Worldwide total OLAP (Online analytical processing) market size is estimated
to be 10 billion US dollars in 2010 and Microsoft ecosystem is the leader in
this market. Zidata business analytics solution brings MapReduce to windows
platform and enables the ecosystem to handle large data set in a cost
effective and user friendly way.

Managing and analyzing large data set becomes a simple task with Zidata's
column-oriented MapReduce based data warehouse solution. Based on commodity
hardware and open source software, this low cost solution delivers high
scalability and stability. Zidata's column-oriented storage provides high
data compression ratio and query performance.

Zidata Domain View is an innovative distributed object-oriented analytic
solution. All business data, structured or unstructured, can be easily
grouped into a business domain with Zidata Domain View. Zidata Domain View
simplifies time series modeling, graph models analysis and other data mining
tasks. It enables business users to ask business questions without

Zidata Client integrates with Microsoft business intelligence stack
seamlessly. There's no learning curve for anyone in the ecosystem.
Developers will be able to write query, develop ETL package, design and
publish reports against Zidata system from the same tools. Business users
will be able to view and analyze data from Microsoft Excel and SharePoint

"MapReduce systems such as Hadoop have been proven to be a viable and cost
effective solution for business analytics in the last several years. By
bringing Hadoop to enterprise and business users using windows platform, we
believe Zidata will benefit everyone in the community and ecosystem," said
Jiayan Wang, founder of Zidata LLC. "Individual BI practitioners will be
able to use the tools and language they are familiar with to solve the
problems in a much larger scale. Business users will be able to ask business
questions naturally without translation. Cloud computing vendors will see
the larger adoption of their services. Traditional database vendors will see
their products being extended to large scale and used to manage
non-relational data."

The Zidata beta program is open to accept beta partners today. For more
information, please contact beta@zidata.com.

About Zidata LLC

Founded in June 2009, Zidata LLC provides column-oriented MapReduce based
business analytics solution. For more information, visit

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.


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