CEO: Sushil Thomas
An increasing number of businesses are implementing Hadoop systems, using them to collect huge volumes of disparate data from multiple sources. But making use of that data isn't so easy -- most traditional business analytics tools can't directly access Hadoop data, and IT departments have to step in to prepare the data or move it to another system to make it available for everyday business workers.
Arcadia Data is developing visual analytics software that overcomes those hurdles by directly accessing data stored in Hadoop clusters. The technology uses Hadoop as an operating system, allowing it to run directly on Hadoop servers and access data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System.
San Mateo, Calif.-based Arcadia launched Arcadia Instant, a free download of the data visualization tool, in June with plans to finish and ship the complete platform by the end of this year.