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Apache Impala, a native analytics database for Hadoop

Submitted by on November 29, 2017 – 10:39 pmNo Comment

Impala is built with what is known as a massively parallel processing (MPP) SQL query engine. This allows analytical queries on data stored on-premises (in HDFS or Apache Kudu) or in cloud object storage via SQL or business intelligence tools.


In addition to using the same unified storage platform as other Hadoop components, Impala also uses the same metadata, SQL syntax (Apache Hive SQL), ODBC driver and user interface (Impala query UI in Hue) as Hive.

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