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In previous post, we discussed Apache Hive, which first brought SQL to Hadoop. There are actually several SQL on Hadoop solutions competing with Hive head-to-head. Today, we will look into Google BigQuery, Cloudera Impala and Apache Drill, which all have a root to Google Dremel that was designed for interactive analysis of web-scale datasets. In a nutshell, they are native massively parallel processing query engine on read-only data. Continue reading