Tag: Hive

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

Cloudera Bringing Impala to AWS Cloud

Nov 28, 2017 |

Apache Impala, the SQL-based analytical database that originated at Cloudera, will soon be available as a managed service on the Amazon Web Services cloud, the Hadoop software distributor announced today at AWS Re:Invent. Read more…

Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Jun 22, 2017 |

Who rules the ring when it comes to Hadoop SQL query engine performance? Can flashy newcomers like Presto and Spark take an established giant like MapReduce to the matt? Comcast recently held a competition to crown the best Hadoop engine, and the answer may surprise you. Read more…

Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

Hortonworks Touts Hive Speedup, ACID to Prevent ‘Dirty Reads’

Apr 4, 2017 |

If you’re considering using Hadoop for SQL-based analytics and BI, you’ll be interested in the latest news out of Hortonworks, which today unveiled a new release of its flagship data platform that boasts a fast new release of Apache Hive, as well as a new ACID merge function that can prevent “dirty reads.” Read more…

Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

Mar 13, 2017 |

The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. Read more…

How PRGX Is Making Its AS/400-to-Hadoop Migration Work

Oct 28, 2016 |

Many companies are using big data technologies to build new applications that can take advantage of emerging data streams, like sensor data or social media. It’s not often you see established back-office applications being migrated to Hadoop, but that’s just what PRGX is doing with a trusty old AS/400 application. Read more…

Big Performance Gains Seen Across SQL-on-Hadoop Engines

Oct 18, 2016 |

You can’t really go wrong these days when it comes to picking a SQL-on-Hadoop engine. As long as you stick to the mainstream open source products like Hive, Impala, Spark SQL, and Presto, your SQL queries are likely running 2-4x faster than they did earlier this year, without changing your queries or buying more hardware. Read more…

ODPi Tackles Hive with Latest Hadoop Runtime Spec

Sep 27, 2016 |

ODPi today unveiled the second major release of its Runtime Specification that’s geared at setting a standard for Hadoop components to ensure greater interoperability among distributions and third-party products. New additions to the spec include Apache Hive and the Hadoop Compatible File System (HCFS). Read more…

From Hadoop to Zeta: Inside MapR’s Convergence Conversion

Mar 8, 2016 |

If you’re a regular Datanami reader, you likely know MapR Technologies as a Hadoop distributor, one of the three “pure play” providers alongside Hortonworks and Cloudera. But with its integrated NoSQL database, a modified distributed file system, and an integrated stream processing engine that shipped today—key elements of its so-called Zeta Architecture–it’s become increasingly difficult to put MapR in the Hadoop bucket. Read more…