Today we’re proud to announce a new addition to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem: Cloudera Impala, a parallel SQL engine that runs natively on Hadoop storage. The salient points are:
- Hive compatible
- 10x the performance of Hive/MapReduce, on average
- 100% open source, under the Apache License v2 – just like Hadoop
- Tested to run on CDH4.1 or higher
There’s a blog post that follows mine that provides more details about Impala and how it works.