Apache Spark vs. Impala vs. s3-lambda

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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 s3-lambda?

s3-lambda enables you to run lambda functions over a context of S3 objects. It has a stateless architecture with concurrency control, allowing you to process a large number of files very quickly. This is useful for quickly prototyping complex data jobs without an infrastructure like Hadoop or Spark.

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Why do developers choose Apache Spark?
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Why do developers choose s3-lambda?
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What are the cons of using Apache Spark?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Spark
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What are the cons of using Impala?
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What are the cons of using s3-lambda?
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What companies use Apache Spark?
324 companies on StackShare use Apache Spark
What companies use Impala?
16 companies on StackShare use Impala
What companies use s3-lambda?
0 companies on StackShare use s3-lambda
What tools integrate with Apache Spark?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Spark
What tools integrate with Impala?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Impala
What tools integrate with s3-lambda?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with s3-lambda

What are some alternatives to Apache Spark, Impala, and s3-lambda?

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

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