PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) -  Cask Data ("Cask,", the company that makes building and deploying big data applications easy, today announced that it has been recognized in the "Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016"1 report by Gartner.

"It is an honor to be chosen by Gartner as a 'Cool Vendor,'" said Jonathan Gray, CEO of Cask. "This greatly validates the Cask Data Application Platform, which is an open source, distributed integration framework and the de-facto platform in the industry for rapidly delivering enterprise-grade solutions on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. While we have seen use cases for Hadoop accelerate dramatically in the last couple of years, from data lakes and 'Customer 360' analytics to real-time streaming and IoT analytics, many organizations have struggled to move their projects from prototypes to production environments, impacting the time to value for their infrastructure investments."

The Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) creates reusable abstractions and integrates the underlying Hadoop and Spark infrastructure technologies; it provides simple and easy-to-use API's and a graphical UI to build, deploy, and manage complex data analytics applications on-premises or in the cloud. Through a built-in extension called Cask Hydrator, it enables developers, data engineers and data scientists to get started quickly with data ingestion, exploration, and transformation capabilities available through a rich, self-service user-interface, extensive REST APIs, and an interactive shell. Cask Tracker, another built-in extension, offers data engineers and data scientists a simple UI to discover data and track it's provenance, audits and metadata.

Enhancing production Hadoop and Spark applications with enterprise-class governance capabilities, portability and security, CDAP provides organizations with a standardized platform backed by a broad set of choices for production deployments on-premises and in the cloud. CDAP has been certified by Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.

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About Cask Data

Cask Data ("Cask", provides the de-facto, open source big data application and integration platform that lets developers and data scientists accelerate the time to build, deploy and operate data-centric applications and data lakes; it also enables IT organizations to implement well-governed data-as-a-service environments designed to quickly unlock the value of data. Through standardized API's, configurable application templates and visual interfaces, Cask's flagship product -- the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) -- cuts down the average implementation time by 80%, while enabling enterprise-class governance, portability, security and transactional consistency in production Hadoop and Spark applications. Major customers and partners include AT&T, Cloudera, Lotame, Pet360 and Salesforce. Cask is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. To download the latest version of CDAP, please go to the Cask website, and to stay updated on product and company news, follow us @caskdata.


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1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016" by Eric Thoo, Massimo Pezzini, Keith Guttridge, Elizabeth Golluscio, Ehtisham Zaidi, May 10, 2016

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