One of the most widely analyzed and debated IT topics today is Big Data and Big Data technologies, most notably Hadoop, which stores petabytes of complex data — typically unstructured or semi-structured data (log files, click streams).
Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) integrates with Hadoop and other Big Data infrastructures, including analytical database systems (ADBMS), to dramatically simplify the task of discovering useful information and new insights.
While Hadoop does have compelling strengths, it also has some substantial gaps, which are resolved using AIE's unified information access (UIA) technology:
Hadoop - Standalone Basis
Hadoop and AIE
|Hadoop has no text analytics||AIE provides advanced linguistics and text analytics, including entity extraction, sentiment analysis, etc., to enrich and add new value to Hadoop data|
|Hadoop has no text extraction: the ability to mine text from different file formats (PDF, Word, etc.)||AIE provides the ability to mine text from over 600 different file formats|
|Hadoop has no language processing||AIE recognizes and processes text from 19 languages|
|Hadoop requires you to write programs using MapReduce||AIE enables access to Hadoop and other Big Data sources — correlated with other sources of structured data and unstructured content — with a wide range of access modes, from simple search to SQL|
Attivio's add-on XT modules for AIE enable the integration of Hadoop-based Big Data with other information sources, regardless of data type.
AIE's XT modules include:
Please see our AIE for Big Data solution page for further details.