Hortonworks‘ announcement of the Stinger Initiative last week claiming to make Hive 100 times faster utilising and introducing new core Hadoop technologies. It could result in a near-BigQuery-style performance for a wide range of Hadoop users. That would enable ad hoc and interactive data querying for large datasets, something that requires sophisticated, large, traditional data warehouse setups. Hadoop clusters would instantly solve a highly significant use-case in many companies and potentially become dual use.
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