Cloudera Ships Impala 1.0: Industry's First Production-Ready SQL-on-Hadoop Solution

Date 2013/5/1 9:34:46 | Topic: Product News

Cloudera, the category leader that sets the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced the general availability of Cloudera Impala, its open source, interactive SQL query engine for analyzing data stored in Hadoop clusters in real time. Cloudera was first-to-market with its SQL-on-Hadoop offering, releasing Impala to open source as a public beta offering in October 2012.

Since that time, it has worked closely with customers and open source users, rigorously testing and refining the platform in real world applications to deliver today's production-hardened and customer validated release, designed from the ground-up for enterprise workloads. The company noted that adoption of the platform has been strong: over 40 enterprise customers and open source users are using Impala today, including 37signals, Expedia, Six3 Systems, Stripe, and Trion Worlds. With its 1.0 release, Impala extends Cloudera's unified Platform for Big Data, which is designed specifically to bring different computation frameworks and applications to a single pool of data, using a common set of system resources.

"At Ovum, we believe that for Hadoop to cross over to the enterprise, it must become a first class citizen with IT, the business and the data center," said Tony Baer, principal analyst, Software and Enterprise Solutions at Ovum. "A large part of making Hadoop a first-class citizen in the enterprise is making it accessible to the large base of SQL developers and applications that already exist. With Impala, Cloudera has decisively planted the stake in bringing the worlds of Hadoop and enterprise SQL together. And it has done so in a way that addresses the expectations for performance that are taken for granted in the enterprise SQL world."





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