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February 05, 2013

Roambi Launches Database Connector for Business Insights


Roambi today announced the launch of Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector, designed to businesses to tap directly into any JDBC-powered database to capture critical data.

With the launch of the JDBC Connector, Roambi states that it is looking to democratize the power of big data for all businesses by giving companies the ability access and integrate data from multiple database sources.

"Making information available, including big data, through mobile technology is essential and our research finds that only eight percent of users have access to all the information they need," said Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. "By connecting users to big data and relational data through the JDBC driver, Roambi is able to help its customers meet a growing demand to increase mobile deployments and improve workforce productivity."

The Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector was conceived after working directly with customers who were looking for choice and flexibility in how they are able to extract and view data on mobile devices. For example, Airbnb was one of Roambi's first customers requesting a data visualization solution that connected directly to their Apache Hadoop database. Using Hive queries, Unix scripts, and cron jobs, they were able to develop a homegrown business intelligence system that is continuously updated with live information.

"We look for partners that can move at our speed and maximize results using innovative methods," said Riley Newman, Head of Analytics at Airbnb. "We were attracted to Roambi's clean design aesthetic, but we're also predisposed to open source back-end solutions. We partnered with Roambi to develop an infrastructure that could meet our needs. The result was an interactive visualization app that people throughout our company can use to engage with our metrics and better understand our business, while the analytics team can maintain full control over the data pipeline to the app."

Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector features include:

  • The ability combine data from multiple database sources into one seamless Roambi report.
  • Delivery options for data based on a company's needs and resources.
  • Cost effectiveness through tapping directly into existing databases or working through BI solutions.

The Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector is licensed from twelve major databases including Hive/Hadoop 0.9, Oracle 11g, MySQL 5.5, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, Microsoft SQL, IBM Netezza, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, SAP Hana, ParAccel and Greenplum.

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