Cupertino, Calif.-based Karmasphere calls itself the leader in "big data intelligence" with its software tools for extracting and analyzing data from Hadoop.
Karmasphere Analyst gives information analysts access to structured and unstructured data in Hadoop, allowing them to make ad hoc queries, and visualize and interact with the results. Karmasphere Studio provides tools for developing custom algorithms that run on Hadoop. And the Karmasphere Analytics Engine is the foundation for the company's software.
Karmasphere, launched in March 2010, has partnered with virtually all the vendors and organizations with Hadoop distributions, including the Apache Software Foundation, IBM, Cloudera, Amazon Web Services and Hortonworks. In February the company debuted Karmasphere Analyst 1.8 with new parallel query capabilities.