Kognitio: ultra-fast SQL engine for Hadoop

Hadoop has fundamentally changed how businesses approach processing and storing very large, fast-moving data sets. It’s flexible too; it doesn’t matter if your data is structured, semi-structured or unstructured, Hadoop can handle it. Kognitio on Hadoop unlocks the speed and scale of querying this big data.

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Does Hadoop have a problem?

Businesses have spent time and effort getting data into Hadoop, but it takes a serious dose of technical know-how to get the most out of it.

Data can become limited to expert data scientists, not the wider business. Not to mention, Hadoop is less than ideal for super fast access to big data, for hundreds of concurrent users.

So, we built Kognitio on Hadoop specifically for massively parallel analytical query processing, directly on your Hadoop cluster, for all your business users. Now you can run hundreds of concurrent SQL queries over your big data sets, and the data in your Hadoop cluster is as queryable as your relational database. Sounds more like it, doesn’t it?

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Why Kognitio on Hadoop?

With Kognitio, you get huge query throughput and high concurrency to serve all your users, directly on Hadoop.

Kognitio on Hadoop gives you:

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One-server-fits-all design

A design that eliminates the need for workload-specific tuning

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Mixed-workload use cases

The ability to run mixed-workload use cases at the same time

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Ability to write in more languages

Facility to write code in other languages such as Python and R, and invoke that code from inside your queries within Kognitio

Kognitio on Hadoop architecture

Not all SQL on Hadoop solutions are created equal.

There are more than twenty different SQL on Hadoop platforms and multiple use cases for deployment, but the market is far from monocultural. Different SQL on Hadoop engines are optimized for some use cases but not others.

To learn more about how SQL on Hadoop platforms compare, view the full comparison chart.

Installing Kognitio on Hadoop

Before you begin with Kognitio on Hadoop, you’ll need:

A Hadoop cluster, version 2.6 or later

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YARN, HDFS, and ZooKeeper running on your cluster

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An edge node for the Kognitio installation. This can be any of the existing cluster nodes.

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Linux running on your edge, master and worker nodes

Comparing SQL on Hadoop engines

There are many SQL on Hadoop distributions with different strengths and limitations. Read how we benchmark SQL on Hadoop.

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Support for Kognitio

Kognitio is free-to-use, but different free and support options are available

Community

You can get free support via our Community Forum.

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Web support

Access to our customer support portal, and guaranteed response times for web premium support.

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Enterprise

For customers who want to include phone support, and for premium enterprise customers to raise priority 1 problems.

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Want to know more about Kognitio on Hadoop?

Read our blog.

Hadoop’s biggest problem, and how to fix it

6th August 2018 | By Mark Chopping

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What is Hadoop good for?

6th August 2018 | By Roger Gaskell

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