Impala beats Amazon

Cloudera says Apache Impala is 10x faster than Amazon Redshift and has 275 per cent better cost efficiency.

Impala is an incubatory native analytic database on Apache Hadoop that runs in the cloud. It claims Impala offers elastic scalability, better flexibility, and direct Amazon S3 query-ability that are unavailable from traditionally-architected systems, such as Redshift, Amazon’s analytics database.

Using TPC-DS benchmark queries Cloudera found Impala is over 200 per cent less costly and over 10x faster on S3 compared to a general purpose tuned Redshift. It also claimed Impala is eight per cent less costly and 90 per cent faster on S3 compared to a pre-tuned Redshift for specific fixed reporting queries. ®




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