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Kognitio on Hadoop outperforms Spark and Impala

Tests run using the industry-standard TPC-DS benchmarks

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Scalable, In-Memory SQL On Hadoop.
Why open source is not the only option.

New short paper from Intelligent Business Strategies

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Why choose Kognitio

Kognitio is a pioneer in the development of scale-out, in-memory software for big data analytics, providing an ultra-fast, high concurrency SQL layer that allows modern BI and visualization tools to maintain performance, even when the data volume is large and the user count is high.


Fastest SQL on Hadoop

Ultra-fast SQL for huge working sets in either Hadoop or your traditional data warehouse. Kognitio beats Impala, Hive and Spark SQL.

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Thousands of complex queries per second

Unrivalled throughput meaning you can serve answers to thousands of concurrent users throughout your business.

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Real-world SQL, tuned for BI queries

Kognitio runs your standard SQL queries, so there’s nothing new to learn. Whether the queries are hand-written or generated by your BI tool, Kognitio slots into your existing workflow.

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Tableau with 9 petabytes in Hadoop

The world’s largest card provider serves business insight to enterprise customers globally with Kognitio.

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Resilient, highly performant in-memory analytics

bet365 gets deeper insight at speed with Kognitio.

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Real-time point of sale analysis at AIMIA

AIMIA uses Kognitio to help retailers and suppliers understand consumer behavior.

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Why isn’t Kognitio open source?

Mark Chopping | Nov 17, 2017

Kognitio is free-to-use software, giving the best SQL on Hadoop performance with high levels of concurrency (shameless plug – see the benchmarks here and here). A lot of the alternative offerings in this area are open source, and occasionally we are asked why Kognitio’s software is not open source. To understand that, it is worth…

The hard work done by SEO you probably didn’t know about

Chak Leung | Oct 20, 2017

You‘ve probably heard of search engine optimisation (SEO) but do you know how it works? I’ll discuss one of the techniques used and show an example. Note that some mathematical concepts are mentioned but I’ve tried to keep that to a minimum! If I were to search for “lasagne”, it’s likely that I’m looking for…

BI on Hadoop is possible, if you select the right SQL technology

Roger Gaskell | Oct 13, 2017

So you have Hadoop up and running and data loaded. Your data scientists and software developers are happily writing programs to analyze the data, but you now want to provide access to a much wider audience so that people across your business can ask ad-hoc questions of the data, whenever they need to. These people…

How do the different SQL on Hadoop tools fare in the 99 TPC-DS test queries?

Sharon Kirkham | Oct 05, 2017

Over the past year, the Kognitio Analytics Team has been testing different open source SQL on Hadoop solutions against our own free-to-use software. Due to increasing demands for performance comparisons of different SQL on Hadoop solutions, the TPC-DS query set has become the de-facto industry standard benchmark for Big Data systems. We have used these…