Understanding InfiniDB

Getting to Know InfiniDB

June 17, 2014

If you need analytics insight into huge data sets in real-time, you probably at some point googled “Big Data”, “Columnar Database”, “SQL on Hadoop”, “MySQL Storage Engine”, “Massively Parallel Database” or “Distributed Database”. And it is highly likely that you came across InfiniDB as one of the results. In this post, I will help you with get to know InfiniDB and to see how these google keywords applies to InfiniDB.


InfiniDB on MapR: The Fast Gets Faster

June 14, 2014

I decided to pair InfiniDB with the MapR Hadoop distribution. Initially, we focused InfiniDB on the Cloudera and Hortonworks distributions because they seem to have the broadest market acceptance. However, I have been intrigued about what MapR is doing with their MapR Filesystem and in seeing whether their performance claims hold up when integrated with InfiniDB.


Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

May 29, 2014

The InfiniDB Team is headed to San Jose next week for the 2014 Hadoop Summit, June 3-5, at the San Jose Convention Center, and we hope to see you there! This year, the team will be showcasing our InfiniDB SQL query engine - the market leader inprice-for-performance for SQL on Hadoop.


Presto Change-O: Tez Helps Hive to Near Presto Performance

May 29, 2014

For today’s update, I will focus on Hive performance using Tez. When we initially collaborated with Radiant on the benchmark, Hive/Tez support was not generally available and thus not included in the report. This time around I used the latest HortonWorks HDP 2.1 release with Hadoop 2.4.0, Hive 0.13.0, and Tez 0.4.0. The system configuration is identical to the prior benchmark effect - 5 m1.xlarge instances...

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The Real Big Data Skillset Gap

May 9, 2014

I recently read an article by George Leopold (As CIOs Embrace Big Data, Cloud Will Soar) that caused me to ponder this recurring theme of a lack of skillsets needed to roll out Big Data Analytics to the Enterprise...