Xplenty Aims Analytics as a Service at Amazon S3 Storage

Data integration specialist Xplenty Ltd. today announced its new Analytics-as-a-Service (A3S) offering for analyzing and querying files on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which provides highly scalable object storage.

"A3S provides Xplenty users with the capability to use Amazon's object-based storage repository (Amazon S3) on the cloud to quickly access the data through SQL or any other Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting tool," the company said in a statement.

The A3S service works with the Xplenty's extract, transform and load (ETL) software. The company's data integration platform helps enterprises prepare raw data for cloud-based analytics. It features a drag-and-drop interface with no hand-coding required to work with structured or unstructured data from many sources, including Amazon Redshift, SQL and NoSQL databases and cloud storage services. Now, the company has improved integration with Amazon S3.

Xplenty said the new offering provides quick and easy querying. "Paired with the ability to leverage SQL, through Xplenty A3S, data is cached locally and features columnar storage that can be used for simple and quick queries," the company said.

The company also said A3S can scale as needed and features a simple pay-for-what-you-need pricing model.

The synchronization with the company's ETL software helps data professionals prepare needed data via its easy-to-use, coding-free service before it's stored on Amazon S3, which the company said makes data preparation simpler and faster.

"Data preparation needs to be made as comprehensive and easy as possible so that businesses can get the insights they need at a drop of a hat," CEO Yaniv Mor said in a statement. "A3S gives users the benefits of incredibly cost-effective interactive querying capabilities on top of the Amazon S3 data lake on the cloud. The addition to Xplenty's service not only improves users processing capabilities, but also underscores our dedication to a hassle-free data preparation environment that can tackle a vast array of tasks for businesses of all sizes."

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