Apache Spark vs. Impala vs. Pig

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What is Apache Spark?

Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.

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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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache Spark?
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Companies

What companies use Apache Spark?
225 companies on StackShare use Apache Spark
What companies use Impala?
13 companies on StackShare use Impala
What companies use Pig?
7 companies on StackShare use Pig

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache Spark?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Spark
What tools integrate with Impala?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Impala
What tools integrate with Pig?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pig

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

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

See all alternatives to Apache Spark



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