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What is Apache Flink?

Apache Flink is an open source system for fast and versatile data analytics in clusters. Flink supports batch and streaming analytics, in one system. Analytical programs can be written in concise and elegant APIs in Java and Scala.

What is Impala?

Impala is a modern, open source, MPP SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop. Impala is shipped by Cloudera, MapR, and Amazon. With Impala, you can query data, whether stored in HDFS or Apache HBase – including SELECT, JOIN, and aggregate functions – in real time.

What is Pig?

Pig is a dataflow programming environment for processing very large files. Pig's language is called Pig Latin. A Pig Latin program consists of a directed acyclic graph where each node represents an operation that transforms data. Operations are of two flavors: (1) relational-algebra style operations such as join, filter, project; (2) functional-programming style operators such as map, reduce.

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15 Companies Using Apache Flink
12 Companies Using Impala
7 Companies Using Pig

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What are some alternatives to Apache Flink, Impala, and Pig?

  • Apache Spark - Fast and general engine for large-scale data processing
  • Druid - Fast column-oriented distributed data store
  • Presto - Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data (by Facebook)
  • Amazon Athena - Query S3 Using SQL

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