Pivotal Opens Up HAWQ, MADlib

Pivotal Software has turned over its SQL-on-Hadoop engine along with its MADlib machine-learning tool to the open source community as it seeks to extend the reach of its interactive SQL engine deeper into the Hadoop ecosystem.Pivotal, which announced in April it was teaming with Hortonworks by combining its big data suite with its partner’s Hadoop platform, said recently its contributing HAWQ engine and MADlib framework to the Apache Software Foundation, giving each “incubation” status within the open source group. As hyperscalers like Netflix build data infrastructure that is tied directly to applications, Pivotal said its contribution of HAWQ and MADlib provides a proven SQL engine that would fill in missing building blocks in the Hadoop ecosystem. HAWQ incorporates the SQL processor and relational query engine of the Pivotal’s original Greenplum…


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