Cloudera and Quest Software Announce Enhanced Oracle to Hadoop Connector


Companies Release OraOop 1.1 Adds Support for Oracle RAC

Palo Alto, Calif. – February 3, 2011 – Cloudera, the leading provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, and Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) today announced the availability of OraOop 1.1 and OraHive 1.0. These new releases build upon the companies’ partnership to develop, support and distribute Oracle connectivity for Apache Hadoop and includes new support for Oracle RAC deployments.

The OraOop connector provides connectivity between Cloudera’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Oracle through an interface that allows for bidirectional, scalable and functional data transfer between Oracle databases and Hadoop. OraOop was designed as a freeware plug-in to Sqoop, Cloudera’s existing open-source framework. Commercial support for OraOop is available via Cloudera Enterprise. OraOop is the first and only fully supported connector available between Oracle and Apache Hadoop.

“OraOop 1.1 verifies our commitment to making Hadoop easy for enterprises to integrate with as many data sources as possible,” said Ed Albanese, head of business development at Cloudera. “Support for Oracle database platforms is vital for Cloudera customers. Quest Software is a key member of Cloudera’s rapidly growing partner ecosystem and proven experts in providing useful tools to work with Oracle database platforms.”

“The initial release of OraOop provided tremendous benefits for customers wanting to connect Oracle to Hadoop,” said Guy Harrison, director of development at Quest Software, and Oracle ACE. “This new release adds even more value for users and we are looking forward continuing our collaborative partnership with Cloudera, enabling Hadoop professionals with fast, reliable access to Oracle data.”

The connectors are freely available on both and
• OraOop
• OraHive
• Cloudera Partner Connectors
• Connector FAQ

About Cloudera

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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