Data & Intelligence

Splicing Open Source Projects Together

Last night I had a opportunity to see a demo of Splice Machine which was pretty cool from a technology perspective.  Splice Machine took Apache Derby, a lightweight ANSI SQL standard database and “spliced” it into HBase. This essentially created an SQL interface into Hbase. This product illustrates the power of combining different open source projects to meet business needs.   The result is an ANSI SQL compliant transaction processing database on top of Hbase/Hadoop. Pretty neat!

adding to get splice

Splice Machine as expected, presented some compelling TCO numbers.   With no upfront licensing costs we expect this from an open source company. However, with open source solutions, companies will need to realistically understand the true development and support costs. These costs tend to be 70-80% of a 3-year TCO and should be balanced against the risks associated with a startup company.

Data Intelligence - The Future of Big Data
The Future of Big Data

With some guidance, you can craft a data platform that is right for your organization’s needs and gets the most return from your data capital.

Get the Guide

So, if you are looking to cost effectively scale a transactional database and leveraging the Hadoop infrastructure is a viable option, consider SpliceMachine. As Senator Palpatine watched the young Skywalker’s career with great interest, we shall too watch the development of Splice Machine with great interest.

One last item. Please join me for a webinar on November 5 titled “Creating a Business Case for Big Data.”   During this webinar we will be investigating different approaches to formulating solid Big Data business cases. See you there!


[pardot-form height=”800″ id=”33862″ title=”EIS: 2014-11-5: Webinar BLOG form; Creating a Business Case for Big Data”]

About the Author

Bill is a Director and Senior Data Strategist leading Perficient's Big Data Team. Over his 27 years of professional experience he has helped organizations transform their data management, analytics, and governance tools and practices. As a veteran in analytics, Big Data, data architecture and information governance, he advises executives and enterprise architects on the latest pragmatic information management strategies. He is keenly aware of how to advise and lead companies through developing data strategies, formulating actionable roadmaps, and delivering high-impact solutions. As one of Perficient’s prime thought leaders for Big Data, he provides the visionary direction for Perficient’s Big Data capability development and has led many of our clients largest Data and Cloud transformation programs. Bill is an active blogger and can be followed on Twitter @bigdata73.

More from this Author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to the Weekly Blog Digest:

Sign Up