Hadapt touts its Hadapt Adaptive Analytic Platform as combining the benefits of Hadoop and relational database management software into a single data platform. The result is a high-performance analytics system that's capable of working with both structured and unstructured data.
Founded in July 2010, the company raised $9.5 million in first-round funding in October and debuted Hadapt 1.0 in November under an "early access" program for potential customers to try out. The software, according to the company, offers "enormous performance improvements" over Hadoop and its Hive data warehousing technology. The software is available in cloud and enterprise versions and, shortly, a free community edition. They run on all major distributions of Hadoop including Amazon EMR, Apache, Cloudera, EMC, Hortonworks, IBM and MapR.