Makes it easy to use new data access technologies, such as non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud based data services. Spring Data also provides improved support for relational database technologies. This is an umbrella project which contains many subprojects that are specific to a given database. The projects are developed by working together with many of the companies and developers that are behind these exciting technologies.
Simplifies Apache Hadoop by providing a unified configuration model and easy to use APIs for using HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, and Hive.
Provides extensions to the JDBC support provided in the Spring Framework.