TechCrunch, Ryan Lawler, Jun 11, 2012.
Datameer was founded in 2009 to help businesses run analytics against large data sets with no programming required. With its latest release, Datameer is introducing two new versions of its data analytics software that can be run on the desktop or on an enterprise's own server.
The Enterprise version of its product is based on Apache Hadoop, and would work with any Hadoop distributor, whether it be Cloudera, Hortonworks, EMC, or anyone else. With Version 2.0, users of the enterprise client will still have that capability. But in addition to that, Datameer is rolling out two new versions of its software: a personal edition, which can run on the desktop, as well as a workgroup edition, which can run on a single server.
Yes, Hadoop on a desktop. All you have to do is download the Datameer software and install it, and Hadoop will be running natively on your machine.
In addition to introducing multiple editions, Datameer has also added some improvements to its data visualization features. It's added a Business Infographic Designer so that users can build vector-based graphics directly within the application. Doing so also means that graphics can be dynamically updated, so there's no worry about rebuilding infographics in outside applications whenever new data is added.
The app has also gotten a major user interface upgrade, moving from Flash to HTML5.