Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, today announced the general availability of its Hadoop RDBMS, a platform to build real-time, scalable applications without the burdens or costs of a traditional RDBMS. Splice Machine released its Hadoop RDBMS as a public beta offering in May 2014, engaging with over 20 different charter customers on extensive performance and functionality testing. The Company used valuable datasets, queries, and feedback from these customers to guide its development of the database, incorporating features such as authentication and authorization, and analytic function capabilities, such as Window Functions.

“Splice Machine’s Hadoop RDBMS delivers an enterprise-grade data management solution for transactional workloads on Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera. “Splice Machine’s Hadoop RDBMS complements the analytic capabilities of a Cloudera enterprise data hub and enables our customers with greater efficiency and flexibility for handling all types of workloads.”

Splice Machine has worked closely with charter customers to gather valuable feedback on features and functionality most important to enterprises in a scale-out relational database. Splice Machine has added a number of important enhancements to the database for version 1.0. These include:


  • Analytic Window Functions – Provides advanced SQL analytic capabilities based on the SQL-2003 standard
  • Native Backup & Recovery – Protects against data loss
  • Bulk, Parallel Export – Exports query results for use in spreadsheets
  • Integration with Hadoop Ecosystem – Provide HCatalog support for integration to MapReduce, Hive, Pig, and Spark
  • Authentication and Authorization – Delivers LDAP authentication and column-level privileges
  • Splice Machine Console v1.0 – Provides insight into query performance

“Splice Machine neatly bridges the space between Hadoop and the traditional RDBMS,” said Robin Bloor, Chief Analyst, The Bloor Group. “It marries the capabilities of Hadoop, including its ability to scale, with the full complement of SQL and ACID capabilities that one needs from an operational database. It is the natural choice for companies that are looking to move database workloads to Hadoop for the sake of scale.”

For enterprise customers deploying Splice Machine v1.0, Splice Machine offers the Safe Journey program, which is a proven methodology to migrate database workloads. It implements risk-mitigation best practices and leverages commercial tools that automate most of the PL/SQL conversion process. This program encompasses comprehensive services and support, including training courses, a Kickstart Package to speed implementation, and on-demand consultants to optimize ongoing operations.

“With these new features and the validation from our charter customers, we are now fully prepared to support enterprises struggling with their existing databases and looking to scale-out affordably,” said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO, Splice Machine. “Version 1.0 of our Hadoop RDBMS, in combination with our Safe Journey program, is a platform that enterprises can confidently go live on.”

Product Availability
A standalone version of the Splice Machine Hadoop RDBMS, version 1.0, is now available for download at http://www.splicemachine.com/download.

The Splice Machine database is available for licensing at a per node price that includes 24/7 technical support.

For more information about Splice Machine, please visit www.splicemachine.com.