This week represents quite a milestone for Cloudera and, at least we’d like to believe, the Hadoop ecosystem at large: the general availability release of Cloudera Impala. Since we launched the Impala beta program last fall, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many of the 40+ early adopters who’ve been testing this near-real-time SQL-on-Hadoop engine in an effort to learn about their use cases and keep tabs on early experiences with the tool.
Customers running Impala today span a variety of industries, from large biotech company to online travel provider to digital advertiser to major financial institution, and each one has a unique use case for Impala. Stay tuned to learn more about their various use cases.
This week, I’d like to highlight Six3 Systems’ Wayne Wheeles (also a Champion of Big Data), who has been working with Impala to improve cyber security solutions, in particular the open source SherpaSurfing product.
Here’s a blog that Wayne Wheeles posted shortly after testing the Impala beta release, revealing his performance results and perceived value.
Expect a follow-up blog from Wayne in the near future!
Want to learn more?
- Download SherpaSurfing from GitHub
- View Wayne’s Hadoop World 2011 presentation “SherpaSurfing: Open Source Cyber Security Solution”
We’d love to hear from readers about how you’re thinking of deploying Impala in your Hadoop environment. Please feel free to share your comments here.
Karina Babcock is Cloudera’s Customer Programs & Marketing Manager.