Tag: impala

Application Management Gets Unraveled

Jun 6, 2017 |

It’s all about enterprise applications, we are told, with big data apps among the most critical. Hence, a growing focus on managing application performance has fueled new monitoring approaches such as operational data science. 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…

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…

Arrow Aims to Defrag Big In-Memory Analytics

Feb 17, 2016 |

You probably haven’t heard of Apache Arrow yet. But judging by the people behind this in-memory columnar technology and the speed at which it just became a top-level project at the Apache Software Foundation, you’re gonig to be hearing a lot more about it in the future. Read more…

Picking the Right SQL-on-Hadoop Tool for the Job

Jan 13, 2016 |

SQL is, arguably, the biggest workload many organizations run on their Hadoop clusters. And there’s good reason why: The combination of a familiar interface (SQL) along with a modern computing architecture (Hadoop) enables people to manipulate and query data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

Inside Yellow Pages’ SQL-on-Hadoop Journey

Sep 9, 2015 |

Like many national companies, scale is important for Yellow Pages, or YP as the company is now known. So when the Georgia-based local marketing firm set out to find a suitable SQL engine to deliver real-time analytics atop its 1,000-node Hadoop cluster, performance at scale was a prime directive. Read more…

Three Ways Zoomdata Makes Big Data Pop

Aug 11, 2015 |

When it comes to big data visualization tools, there’s no shortage of players. Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire, and Microstrategy are established incumbents with big followings. But there’s a fresh crop of visualization tools making waves, including one from Zoomdata that’s helping to change how we think about big data analysis. Read more…

Actian Claims ‘Permanent Performance Advantage’ with SQL-on-Hadoop Tool

Mar 2, 2015 |

The SQL-on-Hadoop sweepstakes are by no means over. What’s been dubbed the “gateway drug” for Hadoop is just starting to gain traction. But according to Actian, its SQL-on-Hadoop offering, dubbed Vortex, is out to an early–and permanent–lead in the performance department. Read more…

How Advances in SQL on Hadoop Are Democratizing Big Data–Part 2

Feb 19, 2015 |

In a previous article, we discussed several key advances in SQL on Hadoop that are making Big Data capabilities increasingly accessible to analytics organizations. While SQL democratizes Big Data by leveraging conventional skillsets, SQL access to data in isolation is not a guarantee of sustainable analytic agility. Read more…

How Advances in SQL on Hadoop Are Democratizing Big Data–Part 1

Feb 10, 2015 |

September 2014 marked the anniversary of Edgar F. Codd’s 1969 introduction of “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks”, which is a compellation of research and theories that ultimately provided the foundation for  modern relational SQL databases. Read more…