AtScale 4.0 Meets BI on Hadoop Security and Governance Challenges Head On

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AtScale, the company providing business users with a fast and secure self-service BI platform for Hadoop, announced that it has released the AtScale Intelligence Platform 4.0, which introduces unmatched innovations related to enterprise security and performance. It also introduces a new patent-pending innovation: the industry’s first Hybrid Query Service™ for BI on Hadoop. This innovation enables enterprises to query Hadoop at top speed, from any BI tool in MDX and SQL mode, natively.

With the release of Version 4.0, AtScale offers the most comprehensive security controls available in the BI-on-Hadoop category,” said Josh Klahr, Vice President of Product Management, AtScale. “Enterprises attempting to turn Hadoop into a true analytical data warehouse face lagging query performance, security issues and a frustrating experience for business users. With this release, AtScale eradicates these issues and provides a seamless and secure experience that is second to none.”

Enterprise Security for the Next Generation Analytical Data Warehouse

Enterprises looking to turn Hadoop into a true Analytical Data Warehouse need to overcome difficult governance, performance and security challenges. The AtScale Intelligence Platform has been built to accommodate the most extensive enterprise requirements, offering robust security for On-Cluster Business Intelligence.

AtScale’s True Delegation™ capabilities ensure that every query executed on the Hadoop cluster is associated with the end-user who generated the query and satisfies the most stringent data governance and access auditing policies. The Platform works seamlessly with Apache Sentry, Apache Ranger and fully supports LDAP, Active Directory, and Kerberos.

AtScale 4.0 also features application-level Role-Based Access Controls and can be automatically synchronized with security groups managed by LDAP or Active Directory. This provides an extra layer of security and ensures that only authorized users can view, query, and modify AtScale Virtual Cubes™.

The AtScale Hybrid Query Service™

Hadoop is well known for its flexibility and its scalability. However, when it comes to enabling an interactive query from standard BI tools, this new data platform faces challenges.

For instance, the average enterprise has 5 to 10 different Business Intelligence tools, from Tableau to Microsoft Excel to MicroStrategy. Each tool requires its own query language: Tableau prefers SQL; Excel requires MDX. This makes it complicated for IT to support the many use cases spread across a company’s departments and their tools of preference, should they require MDX or SQL.

Thanks to AtScale’s Hybrid Query Service™, enterprises can now support MDX and SQL natively, without having to download new clients or custom drivers to end-user machines. AtScale 4.0 is the industry’s only platform that can support these standards and whose service can support advanced analytics functionality such as semi-additive metrics or many-to-many relationships.

Our benchmark research shows that business intelligence tools are the most common technology for big data analytics,” said David Menninger, SVP & Research Director, Ventana Research. “Platforms that enable utilization of these tools with Hadoop, such as AtScale, allow organizations to operate in their preferred environment as they seek to extract value from their big data sources.”

By using AtScale 4.0, enterprises can finally benefit from a highly secure, open and advanced platform for BI on Hadoop. To find out more about AtScale 4.0, its Hybrid Query Service™ and Universal Semantic Layer™, simply go to


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