What's the big deal about Big SQL?

Introducing relational DBMS users to IBM's SQL technology for Hadoop

From the developerWorks archives

Cynthia M. Saracco and Uttam Jain

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: June 14, 2013

If you specialize in relational database management technology, you've probably heard a lot about "big data" and the open source Apache Hadoop project. Perhaps you've also heard about IBM's new Big SQL technology, which enables InfoSphere® BigInsights™ users to query Hadoop data using industry-standard SQL. Curious? This article introduces you to Big SQL, answering many of the common questions that relational DBMS users have about this IBM technology.

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