Impala vs Presto: What are the differences?
Impala: Real-time Query for Hadoop. 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; Presto: Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to petabytes.
Impala and Presto belong to "Big Data Tools" category of the tech stack.
"Super fast" is the primary reason why developers consider Impala over the competitors, whereas "Works directly on files in s3 (no ETL)" was stated as the key factor in picking Presto.
Impala and Presto are both open source tools. Presto with 9.29K GitHub stars and 3.15K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Impala with 2.18K GitHub stars and 824 GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Netflix, and Facebook are some of the popular companies that use Presto, whereas Impala is used by 37 Signals, Stripe, and Expedia.com. Presto has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Impala, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.