Gruter Senior Developer Jaehwa Jung spoke at BWC 2014 which was held in Busan, South Korea, on Oct. 22-23. The Big Data World Convention is an initiative sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, among other influential national South Korean IT bodies.
Jung, a Hadoop textbook author and Apache Tajo committer, gave an overview of the Apache Tajo “SQL-on-Hadoop” solution to an enthusiastic audience drawn from visitors across Asia and beyond. Focusing on Tajo’s capabilities as a commercial data warehouse, Jung began by describing Tajo’s architecture and its ability to generate the data layers needed to empower “front-end” enterprise analytics:
Apache Tajo as an enterprise data warehouse
He then went on to outline the technical strengths of Tajo, including its advanced native SQL support, extensive file format and platform coverage, and lightning processing speed. Jung was also keen to emphasize two lesser-known but critical pluses of Apache Tajo: Its highly proactive and rapid community development record, and its high-end performance on both complex, massive ETL jobs, and much smaller interactive query tasks.
In closing, Jung introduced Gruter’s new Tajo AWS cloud service, a fast-access, low-cost Tajo deployment which delivers Tajo’s SQL and processing advantages in a highly accessible SaaS format:
Gruter’s new “Tajo-as-a-Service” solution on Amazon AWS
Following his presentation, Jung joined a panel discussion with representatives from global data companies Hortonworks, MapR and Akamai to offer his thoughts on the future of big data technology, wrapping up a successful day for the BWC and those involved.