Author Archives: Mostafa Mokhtar, Devadutta Ghat, Henry Robinson, and Sailesh Mukil

Apache Impala (incubating) vs. Amazon Redshift: S3 Integration, Elasticity, Agility, and Cost-Performance Benefits on AWS

Categories: Cloud Impala Performance

As measured across multiple dimensions (see analysis below), Impala provides a better cloud-native experience than Redshift for a number of common use cases.

Impala 2.6 brings read/write support on Amazon S3, which provides cloud capabilities such as direct querying of data from S3, elastic scaling of compute, and seamless data portability and flexibility that are unique amongst cloud-based analytic databases. With more and more users looking to deploy and run in public-cloud environments,

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