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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.

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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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Lift with Kognitio and not your BI tool at the Big Data gym

Chak Leung | Sep 12, 2017

BI tools are great for inspecting your data from a viewpoint that databases can’t provide. Some are able to perform complex calculations and even modelling such as clustering and regression. With Big Data over a live connection this can be a challenge considering the amount of data that the BI tool must work through. Typically,…

Presto Performance: Powerful or Problematic?

Sharon Kirkham | Sep 05, 2017

As part of our ongoing TPC-DS benchmarking of SQL on Hadoop platforms we have recently been looking at Presto. Fully integrating a new platform into our benchmarking process is somewhat time-consuming, so in this blog I wanted to share our initial findings. Presto has good SQL support as you would expect from an Apache project…

Query streaming in Kognitio

Andy MacLean | Aug 23, 2017

In this article I’m going to explain the workings of Kognitio’s query streaming feature. This…

Computers with car batteries

Roger Gaskell | Aug 09, 2017

It may surprise people who have only recently heard of Kognitio, that besides developing in-memory, scale-out data analytics software, we (then called Whitecross) used to design and build super-computers. And, to solve any bafflement over the name of this blog, yes early versions did contain sets of what were effectively lead, acid car batteries. They…