Huawei introduces Spark SQL on HBase package

Huawei announced the availability of open source Spark SQL on HBase package which is an open source big data solution.

The company said Astro combines the capability of Spark, Spark SQL and HBase and provides online query and analytics capability for large scale data processing in vertical enterprises.

Astro enhances Spark adoption in broad NoSQL customer base and Huawei will embed Spark into FusionInsight.

This apart, Spark as a cloud service will also be launched in China in 2015 at Huawei Public Cloud.

Company officials said Astro enables systematic handling of data pruning, intelligent scan, and pushdowns like custom filters and coprocessor and make more traditional RDBS capabilities possible.

Additionally, Huawei global team has kept the package up with the changes and makes it in compliance with new Spark 1.4 release to leverage latest Spark features including Dataframe and external data source APIs.

In addition, Huawei will enrich standard libraries in Spark while contributing new features to Spark SQL, Machine Learning and Spark R.


Analysts and data scientists can build models over large data sets easily with the support of real-time query and analysis over multiple data sources.

Spark provides programming framework, rich set of APIs and libraries, vibrant ecosystem and unparalleled pace of technology innovation.

“We believe that putting Spark as the core to our big data solution can bring significant benefits to our customers, keeping up with technology innovations driven by the ecosystem while maximizing their IT investments from the adoption of best practices and other customers’ success,” said Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei Central Software.

In May, Enterprise networking supplier Huawei announced software-defined networking (SDN)-based Agile Internet of Things (IoT) Solution at Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2015.

Huawei unveiled new enterprise solution including AR series Agile Branch Gateway and OceanStor V3 at the inaugural Huawei Southern Pacific Partner Conference.

Shilpa Khatri

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