Pivotal Open Sources SQL-Based HAWQ Big Data Technology

News Pivotal Open Sources SQL-Based HAWQ Big Data Technology By David Ramel 09/30/2015 Pivotal Software Inc. open sourced its SQL-based HAWQ analytics engine for Big Data processing. The company contributed HAWQ and MADlib, an associated parallel machine learning library — which was already an open source project — to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The move follows the open sourcing of Pivotal’s Greenplum massively parallel processing data warehouse based on PostgreSQL technology in February, when the company said it was contributing that and other core components of its Big Data Suite to the community. Pivotal, a 2013 joint “spin-out” of parent EMC Corp. and its VMware Inc. subsidiary, known for its Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), has now followed through on that commitment. “What this means for Hadoop, its users, and…


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