Sqrrl Blog

Dec 24, 2013 1:39:00 PM

Open Source Accumulo vs. Sqrrl Enterprise

A common question that we get from prospects is how does Sqrrl Enterprise differ from Apache Accumulo. This is a reasonable question, since Sqrrl Enterprise is an "open core" NoSQL solution that utilizes Apache Accumulo as its foundation and then adds additional proprietary software to this open source core.

The team at Sqrrl includes a number of the original creators of Apache Accumulo plus additional team members that have spent years developing interactive applications on top of Accumulo. The goal of Sqrrl Enterprise is to make it easier to develop rich, powerful interactive web applications on top of Accumulo. The proprietary Sqrrl add-ons to Accumulo make this possible.

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Topics: Accumulo, NoSQL, Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise

Dec 12, 2013 11:41:00 PM

What are Iterators in Accumulo?

Accumulo iterators are a real time processing framework. Iterators take in a bunch of data and then spit out modified versions of that data. If familiar with MapReduce, they provide Reduce like functionality, and then some. But unlike MapReduce (which utilizes batch processing), iterators can do this with very low latency (aka operate at interactive speeds).

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Topics: Accumulo, Big Data, Blog Post

Dec 9, 2013 8:21:00 PM

Sqrrl Enterprise Combines OLTP and OLAP Capabilities

Sqrrl Enterprise can be categorized as an operational NoSQL database. One of the unique characteristics of Sqrrl Enterprise is that it combines Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) capabilities with some Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) capabilities. Typically, OLTP and OLAP workloads need to be serviced by two different types of databases. Today, operational databases like Sqrrl Enterprise can combine some of these workloads.

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Topics: NoSQL, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise