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Tag: SQL on Hadoop

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…

BI on Hadoop–What Are Your Options?

Mar 28, 2016 |

In the era of RDBMS and modern data warehouses, business intelligence was mostly a solved problem. Any reasonably advanced tool would work with any reasonable database, and the only real work was deciding what to collect and how to present it. Read more…

SQL-on-Hadoop Test: Each Engine Has ‘Sweet Spots’

Feb 25, 2016 |

Business intelligence has emerged as the top workload for Hadoop, ahead of data science and ETL. That has prompted bench markers to zero in on the performance of leading SQL-on-Hadoop engines for BI use cases. 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…

Teradata Readies Links to Push Presto to Enterprises

Sep 30, 2015 |

Teradata Corp. said this week it would accelerate the open-source rollout of Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework, by offering connectivity drivers for free.

Teradata (TDC) said Monday (Sept. 28) it would provide at no cost ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) drivers with the goal of making the Presto SQL query engine ready for primetime in the enterprise. 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…

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…

MapR Puts Apache Drill into Hadoop Distro

Sep 16, 2014 |

Organizations today demand tools that provide familiar SQL-based access to data stored on HDFS. Today, MapR Technologies gave its customers yet another SQL interface when it announced support for Apache Drill 0.5 in the new release of its commercial Hadoop distribution, MapR 4.0.1. Read more…

Cloudera Releases Impala Into the Wild

May 1, 2013 |The week, Cloudera announced that Impala, their SQL on Hadoop initiative, is moving out of public beta and into general availability. Datanami spoke with Cloudera to get an overview of the state of Impala, how they see it stacking up in the competitive landscape, and where the space will move in the near future. Read more…

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