Objectivity Demonstrates the Power of ThingSpan’s Graph Analytics Platform Running with Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform
San Jose, California, August 2, 2016 – Objectivity, Inc. today announced its partnership with Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache™ Kafka, to make its ThingSpan™ graph analytics platform work seamlessly with Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform. This initiative, in conjunction with Confluent Platform and other open source technologies, reflects Objectivity’s commitment to scalable graph analytics, by enabling businesses to accelerate the time-to-insight.
“Objectivity recently demonstrated the scalability and graph analytics capabilities of Objectivity’s ThingSpan in conjunction with Apache Spark for a major financial institution,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Products at Objectivity, Inc. “The ingest throughput requirement was met by using Kafka which allowed ThingSpan to go massively parallel and optimize the ingest process. Our partnership with Confluent makes it possible to leverage advanced Kafka capabilities via Confluent Platform so ThingSpan users can apply powerful graph analytics to streams of extremely complex, highly interconnected data at petabyte scale. This can be done concurrently with high speed data ingest and correlation.”
“Customers rely on Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform to manage stream data at enterprise scale,” said Jabari Norton, Vice President of Business Development at Confluent. “By leveraging Kafka, Objectivity’s ThingSpan gives customers the ability to make business decisions with graph analytics in real time.”
“ThingSpan is a massively scalable graph platform that can handle complex data ingest and query for the enterprise in order to discover unknown connections. Using Kafka and Confluent Platform as a frontend to manage massive amounts of streaming data, makes it easier for users to leverage the power of open source tools in a rapidly evolving environment,” said Jay Jarrell, Objectivity President and CEO. “Our customers’ applications demand performance at scale and speed. Teaming with Confluent means that we can meet their requirements as we continue introducing new ThingSpan adjuncts.”
About Apache Kafka
Apache Kafka is an open source technology that acts as a real-time, fault tolerant, highly scalable messaging system. It is widely adopted for use cases ranging from collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data and device instrumentation. Its key strength is its ability to make high volume data available as a real-time stream for consumption in systems with very different requirements—from batch systems like Hadoop, to real-time systems that require low-latency access, to stream processing engines that transform the data streams as they arrive. Apache Kafka is key data infrastructure that can serve as a single central nervous system, transmitting messages to all the different systems and applications within an organization.
Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache™ Kafka™, enables organizations to harness business value from stream data. Confluent Platform manages the barrage of stream data and makes it available throughout an organization. It provides various industries, from retail, logistics and manufacturing, to financial services and online social networking, a scalable, unified, real-time data pipeline that enables applications ranging from large volume data integration to big data analysis with Hadoop to real-time stream processing. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures and LinkedIn, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform at www.confluent.io/download.
Objectivity, Inc. delivers massively scalable and highly performant graph analytics platforms that are proven to power mission-critical applications for the most demanding and complex datasets. With a rich history of serving Global 1000 customers and partners, Objectivity holds deep domain expertise in fusing vital information from massive volumes of data and sources to discover unknown connections at speed and scale. Objectivity’s technology enables enterprises to make better decisions with precision, scale and efficiency. Objectivity is privately held with headquarters in San Jose, California. Please visit www.objectivity.com to learn more.