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TECH TALK:  BI-on-Hadoop Engine Wars Continue...Everybody Wins

Posted by Joshua Klahr on Oct 18, 2016

Just this week, AtScale published the Q4 Edition of our BI-on-Hadoop Benchmark, and we found 1.5X to 4X performance improvements across SQL engines Hive, Spark, Impala and Presto for Business Intelligence and Analytic workloads on Hadoop.

Bottom line, the benchmark results are great news for any company looking to analyze their big data in Hadoop because you can now do so faster, on more data, for more users than ever before.

While this blog provides a high level summary of our findings, you can access the full Q4 2016 Edition of the BI-on-Hadoop Benchmarks here, and also listen to our webinar replay discussing this in more details here.

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Topics: Hadoop, Business Intelligence, spark, hive, bi-on-hadoop, Big Data, impala, presto

TECH TALK:  SQL-on-Hadoop Benchmark: A Bit of a Tortoise and Hare Story

Posted by Trystan Leftwich on Feb 24, 2016

Trystan here, Software Engineer and doer of all things technical at AtScale.  Which SQL-on-Hadoop engine performs best?  We get this question all the time!

We looked around and found that no one had done a complete and impartial benchmark test of real-life workloads across multiple SQL-on-Hadoop engines (Impala, Spark, Hive...etc).

So, we decided to put our enterprise experience to work and deliver the world's first BI-on-Hadoop performance benchmark.  

What did we find out?  Well, turns out that the right question to ask is: "Which engine performs best for Which query type?".  We looked across three of the most common types of BI queries and found that each engine had a particular niche.  Bottom line: One Engine does NOT fit all.

Read on to find out the details of our environment and configuration, the types of queries we tested... (or download the full whitepaper here)

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Topics: Hadoop, Business Intelligence, spark, hive, bi-on-hadoop, Big Data, impala

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