I'm pleased to announce that Oracle Big Data SQL 4.1 is now available. This is a significant release that enables you to take advantage of new Oracle Database 19c capabilities plus core Big Data SQL enhancements.
Big Data SQL enables organizations to easily analyze data across Apache Hadoop, Apache Kafka, NoSQL, object stores and Oracle Database leveraging their existing Oracle SQL skills, security policies and applications with extreme performance. Oracle Database 19c introduces the following features to make this support even better:
Core Big Data SQL reader functionality for object storage has also been enhanced - offering support for new sources, file types and complex columns:
Apache Kafka support has also been enhanced with Oracle SQL Access to Kafka. This new capability removes the requirement for the Oracle Kafka hive storage handler and provides a more systematic approach to querying Kafka streams.
Enjoy the new release!
I'm a product manager on the Autonomous Database development team.