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The Next Wave of SQL: Building Analytic Applications for Big Data with Impala

Free swag, junk-food, fun-drinks & more!

Marcel Kornacker, Architect of Impala, Tech Lead at Cloudera

A Database Month event

Apache Hadoop has become an attractive platform for exabyte-capacity data storage. In the analytic applications area in particular, Hadoop now increasingly serves as complementary technology for cost-efficient data loading and cleaning, supporting advanced analysis and reporting on relational data. Furthermore, thanks to recent advances in the Hadoop ecosystem, it is now also possible for Hadoop users to build analytic applications natively on Big Data for data exploration and discovery.

In this session, attendees will get an architect-level view of this solution (comprising HDFS, Impala, and the Parquet columnar storage format) and explore an example configuration and benchmark numbers that demonstrate how it offers a high level of performance, functionality, and ability to handle a multi-user workload, while retaining Hadoop's traditional strengths of flexibility and ease of scaling.

Marcel Kornacker is the architect of Impala, and its tech lead at Cloudera. He has a PhD in databases from UC Berkeley.

Prior to Cloudera, Marcel worked at Google, where he was the tech lead for the distributed query engine component of Google's F1 project.

Swag giveaway + junk-food/drinks at 5:30pm
Power-Networking at 5:35pm
Presentation starts at 5:45pm

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  • Eric David B.

    HD-video of this event is posted to

    1 · October 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    I look forward to coming tonight. Is it possible to sign up a plus 1 or do they have to rsvp separately?

    1 · October 13, 2014

    • Eric David B.

      Hi, everyone should sign up and RSVP separately, some of our venues require this for security. Thank you

      October 14, 2014

  • Anne M.

    So in the domain of SQL query engines on Hadoop it seems like there is Impala, Dremel from Google, and Apache Drill (newest?).

    2 · October 11, 2014

  • samster1974

    ....only if this was at 6:30 PM.

    September 18, 2014

  • George

    Looking forward to it

    2 · September 15, 2014

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