September 28, 2015

Introduction to Cloudera Kudu

This is part of a three-post series on Kudu, a new data storage system from Cloudera.

Cloudera is introducing a new open source project, Kudu,* which from Cloudera’s standpoint is meant to eventually become the single best underpinning for analytics on the Hadoop stack. I’ve spent multiple hours discussing Kudu with Cloudera, mainly with Todd Lipcon. Any errors are of course entirely mine.

*Like the impala, the kudu is a kind of antelope. I knew that, because I enjoy word games. What I didn’t know — and which is germane to the naming choice — is that the kudu has stripes. :)

For starters:

Also, it might help clarify Kudu’s status and positioning if I add:

Kudu’s data organization story starts:

*I presume there are a few ways in which Kudu’s efficiency or overhead seem more row-store-like than columnar. Still, Kudu seems to meet the basic requirements to be called a columnar system.

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7 Responses to “Introduction to Cloudera Kudu”

  1. Cloudera Kudu deep dive | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on September 28th, 2015 3:52 am

    […] Part 1 is an overview of Kudu technology. […]

  2. The potential significance of Cloudera Kudu | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on September 28th, 2015 3:54 am

    […] Part 1 is an overview of Kudu technology. […]

  3. Asis Mohanty on October 6th, 2015 11:27 pm

    Good overview. Few design aspect is similar as Cassandra Memtable (MemRowSets) & SSTable (DiskRowSets)…

  4. Strata+Hadoop World New York 2015 | Cloudera VISION on October 9th, 2015 7:48 pm

    […] watch Todd’s actual talk on the StrataConf web site. And Curt Monash wrote a lengthy (three-part) blog post that explains Kudu, with considerable input from […]

  5. Strata+Hadoop World New York 2015 - Filling the gaps in Big Data on October 10th, 2015 10:21 am

    […] Todd’s actual talk on the StrataConf web site. And Curt Monash wrote a lengthy (three-part) blog post that explains Kudu, with considerable input from […]

  6. 初见Kudu | biaolog on November 17th, 2015 2:15 am
  7. Cloudera 5.5 | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on November 19th, 2015 6:54 am

    […] and Kudu are being donated to Apache. This actually was already announced Tuesday. (Due to Apache’s […]

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