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October 10, 2017

AtScale Announces General Availability of AtScale 6.0

SAN MATEO, Calif.Oct. 10, 2017 — AtScale announced today the general availability of AtScale 6.0.  With this release, customers will see unparalleled cost savings when deploying analytical workloads with pervasive BI tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel and the Google platform Cloud.

AtScale 6.0 brings key universal semantic layer capabilities to Google BigQuery as the company advances the BI on Big Data space by introducing the industry’s first solution that lets enterprises experience faster time to value on any data, regardless if it’s stored on premises, in the cloud, in Hadoop or in a relational database.

AtScale is a key sponsor of this week’s Tableau Conference and will be showcasing the solution at booth #344.

“We’ve tested Google BigQuery against some of the most demanding queries,” said Josh Klahr, VP of Product Management at AtScale, “and the technology has shown to be easy to use and very performant.  The new functionality added to our Adaptive Cache now offers additional cost efficiencies to run hundreds of queries for thousands of users.”

With the AtScale Adaptive Cache, a technology that continually analyzes query patterns and automatically creates and manages aggregates, users get sub-second query results and put significantly less load on BigQuery, resulting in big infrastructure savings:

  • AtScale’s Adaptive Cache graph engine optimizes the processing of aggregates, starting with the finest grain aggregates first before moving to more summarized aggregates. Early deployments have shown aggregate processing time to improve by up to 10X.
  • Perhaps even more importantly, by rerouting Big Data queries to its Adaptive Cache, AtScale 6.0 reduces the number of unique requests hitting the underlying infrastructure. This helps with reducing infrastructuring stress and it also considerably lowers the cost incurred for each query. In initial testing on Google BigQuery, query costs have been reduced by up to 1,000X per query.

The average enterprise has dozens of Business Intelligence tools deployed across its many departments.  Some tools, like Tableau or QlikView support SQL.  Others, like Microsoft Excel, MicroStrategy or IBM Cognos support MDX.  In order to provide business users with unified reporting capabilities, enterprise I.T. typically builds data pipelines dedicated to each BI tool.  This means that for each BI tool silo, I.T. exports data out of their data warehouse or data lake, stores it into dedicated data marts and prepares it before it can make it available for each tool.  This costs time and agility, and is a key burden for enterprises.

AtScale’s patented Hybrid Query Service technology is the industry’s only solution that lets any BI tool run on Big Data directly, using SQL or MDX, and without any data extract.  This means that any Business Intelligence user can create reports and dashboards that run live on Big Data.  This is now also possible on Google BigQuery.

“There are over a billion users of Microsoft Excel in the world,” said Matt Baird, co-founder and CTO at AtScale, “This release now enables users to run live pivot tables on BigQuery with best-in-class speed, scale and security.”


About AtScale

With AtScale, business users get interactive and multi-dimensional analysis capabilities, directly on Big Data, at maximum speed, using the tools they already know, own and love – from Microsoft Excel to Tableau Software to QlikView. Built by Big Data veterans from Yahoo!, Google and Oracle, AtScale is already enabling the BI on Big Data revolution at major corporations across healthcare, telecommunications, retail and online industries.

Source: AtScale

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