Five years ago, Cloudera shared with the world our plan to transfer the lessons from decades of relational database research to the Apache Hadoop platform via a new SQL engine — Apache Impala — the first and fastest open source MPP SQL engine for Hadoop. Impala enabled SQL users to operate on vast amounts of data in open formats, stored on HDFS originally (with Apache Kudu, Amazon S3, and Microsoft ADLS now also native storage options),
New R package implyr enables R users to query Impala using dplyr.
Apache Impala (incubating) enables low-latency interactive SQL queries on data stored in HDFS, Amazon S3, Apache Kudu, and Apache HBase. With the availability of the R package implyr on CRAN and GitHub, it’s now possible to query Impala from R using the popular package dplyr.
dplyr provides a grammar of data manipulation,
Cloudera is pleased to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.12 is now generally available (GA). The release includes enhancements for running in cloud environments (with broader ADLS support and improved AWS Spot Instance support), usability and productivity improvements for both data science and analytic workloads, as well as performance gains and self-service performance management across a range of workloads.
As usual, there are also a number of quality enhancements, bug fixes, and other improvements across the stack.
One of the most fundamental aspects a data model can convey is how something changes over time. This makes sense when considering that we build data models to capture what is happening in the real world, and the real world is constantly changing. The challenge is that it’s not just that new things are occurring, it’s that existing things are changing too, and if in our data models we overwrite the old state of an entity with the new state then we have lost information about the change.
Unmodified TPC-DS-based performance benchmark show Impala’s leadership compared to a traditional analytic database (Greenplum), especially for multi-user concurrent workloads. Additionally, benchmark continues to demonstrate significant performance gap between analytic databases and SQL-on-Hadoop engines like Hive LLAP, Spark SQL, and Presto.
The past year has been one of the biggest for Apache Impala (incubating). Not only has the team continued to work on ever-growing scale and stability, but a number of key capabilities have been rolled out that further solidifies Impala as the open standard for high-performance BI and SQL analytics.