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Quest Deepens Commitment to Hadoop with Apache Hive Support, Unveils Slew of Updates to NoSQL Tools

Toad for Cloud Databases Eclipse Plug-in, Full Oracle RAC Support in OraOop Among New Features

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  • Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today unveiled support for Apache Hive in its two free NoSQL tools, Toad® for Cloud Databases and OraOop. Additional enhancements include Eclipse support in Toad for Cloud Databases, and full support for Oracle RAC in OraOop.

Toad for Cloud Databases

  • Toad for Cloud Databases, a tool that allows developers to query, migrate, browse, and edit non-relational data using a SQL interface, now provides a user-friendly interface to the Hive system. Additional NoSQL platforms already supported include Apache HBase, Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft Azure Table Services, Microsoft SQL Azure, Apache Cassandra, and any ODBC-enabled relational database.
  • The freeware has already been downloaded by more than 1,500 users. Many working in Hadoop and other particular NoSQL databases prefer the Eclipse IDE, so Quest now offers both an Eclipse IDE plug-in, as well as a Microsoft Windows .NET client for the tool. For more information and to download the freeware, go to


  • Quest also today unveiled Hive support for OraOop, a connector for high-speed, scalable bi-directional data transfer between Oracle and Hadoop. Users can now export data to compressed Oracle tables and create Oracle tables based on the output of Hive HQL queries.
  • The new release of OraOop also leverages the full power of Oracle RAC clustered databases, allowing users to import or export from RAC to Hadoop.  Users managing unstructured data with Hadoop often use it in conjunction with large Oracle RAC deployments, making the ability to efficiently move data between these two ‘big data’ solutions critical.
  • OraOop is available as a freeware download at, and as a supported component of Cloudera Enterprise.


Billy Bosworth, VP and GM of Enterprise Database, Quest Software.

“Working alongside a cutting-edge technology wave, we’re adding functionality and additional platform support for Toad for Cloud Databases and OraOop almost in tandem with new demands we see in the market. Right now, we’re seeing very strong adoption of the Hive system in conjunction with Hadoop, and we think the ability to store the output of Hive analytic queries in Oracle will benefit our customers by allowing them to integrate Hadoop data with traditional business intelligence solutions. We are excited to keep bringing to market the kind of innovation that underscores our commitment to enabling NoSQL adoption within the enterprise.”


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