Quest Software and Cloudera Unveil First Release of 'OraOop' at Hadoop World 2010


OraOop Helps Enterprises Take Advantage of Hadoop’s Cost Benefits, Provides High-Performing and Scalable Data Transfer between Oracle and Hadoop

NEW YORK CITY – Hadoop World 2010 – Oct. 12, 2010 – Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) and Cloudera, Inc. today at Hadoop World unveiled the first release of OraOop, a connector between Oracle and Apache Hadoop that allows for fast and scalable data transfer between Oracle databases and Hadoop. OraOop is now available as a freeware download at, and as a supported component of Cloudera Enterprise at

“Since partnering with Cloudera and first announcing this project, we’ve seen interest in OraOop quickly take off. With Hadoop getting serious consideration from more large organizations, the need for a tool that will connect the Hadoop framework with existing Oracle databases is front and center,” said Guy Harrison, director of development at Quest Software. Harrison is presenting on data exchange between Hadoop and relational databases today at Hadoop World, where OraOop will be unveiled. “The most common use is from organizations that want to transfer data from their Oracle databases into Hadoop in order to take advantage of Hadoop’s lower cost of storage and analytical capabilities. Today’s release of OraOop provides them with an enterprise-ready tool to move data between Oracle and Hadoop.”

Developed by Quest, OraOop is designed as a freeware plug-in to Sqoop, Cloudera’s existing open-source framework. OraOop provides a faster, more scalable solution for the enterprise that has performed up to five times faster than Sqoop alone for highly clustered data during testing. OraOop also avoids scalability issues that can occur with Sqoop when data has no primary key or is not stored in primary key order, and provides users with a reduced overhead on the Oracle instance – up to 80 percent reduction in CPU consumption, and up to 95 percent reduction in IO time.

“OraOop has a robust roadmap in place, and we look forward to future releases that continue to improve compatibility and performance of data transfer between Oracle and Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop,” said Ed Albanese, business development at Cloudera. “We are very pleased that OraOop is now generally available, and that customers of Cloudera’s products will have a commercial grade connector, which facilitates enterprise level adoption of Hadoop.”

About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to

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Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled.

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