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  • Apache Drill Included in MapR Latest Distribution Release

    MapR recently announced including Apache Drill in its latest release of MapR distribution. Apache Drill is the open source version of Google’s Dremel. Dremel is the infrastructure on which BigQuery is based upon. Drill is offering a low latency SQL-on-Hadoop interface. While this puts it in the same space as several other technologies around Hadoop, Drill has some unique characteristics setting it

  • Hadoop Summit 2014 Day One - On the Path to Enterprise Grade Hadoop

    Hadoop Summit Day One report covers the important trends and changes from last year's summit. It also covers the important announcements of the day in relation to this year's trending topics. This report focuses on the platform specific innovations and announcements and not the broader partner ecosystem, which will be covered in the next few days.

  • Hortonworks Announces Hive 0.13 with Vectorized Query Execution and Hive on Tez

    Hortonworks announced the release of Hive 0.13 which marks the completion of the Stinger initiative. The new release also includes performance improvements as well as some new SQL features. Hive is an open source SQL Engine written on top of Hadoop that lets users query big data warehouses by writing SQL queries instead of MapReduce jobs.

  • Interactive SQL in Apache Hadoop with Impala and Hive

    In the race for interactive SQL in Big Data environments, there are two open source based front-runners, Impala and Hive with the Stinger project. Cloudera recently announced that Impala is up to 69 times faster than Hive 0.12 and can outperform DBMS. Other than raw speed, we take a look at other considerations in choosing a SQL engine for Hadoop and also Tez, an application framework for YARN.

  • Greenplum Pivotal HD Combines the Strengths of SQL and Hadoop

    EMC Greenplum has announced Pivotal HD, a new Hadoop distribution including a fully compliant SQL MPP database running on HDFS and being “hundreds of times faster than Hive”.

  • Competition between Real-time Hadoop Implementations Heats Up

    Hortonworks’ new Stinger initiative joins Apache Drill and Cloudera Impala in competition for the best real-time Hadoop implementation.

  • Yahoo Hadoop Spinout Hortonworks Announces Plans

    Yahoo spun-out its core Hadoop team, forming a new company Hortonworks. CEO Eric Baldeschwieler presented their vision of easing adoption of Hadoop and making core engineering improvements for availability, performance, and manageability. Hortonworks will sell support, training, and certification, primarily indirects through partners.

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