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The development of SQL interfaces within the Hadoop stack and tools with their own interfaces enables ad hoc data analysis by a broader range of users, reducing the need for scarce development talent. This analysis offers guidance to information managers evaluating this rapidly changing space.
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Evaluate the SQL Interface Landscape to Understand Available Products and Their Differences
- Hive-Based SQL
- Direct SQL Execution
- DBMS External Tables
Do Not Rely on Published Benchmarks as Realistic Performance Comparisons — Conduct a POC
SQL Interfaces for Apache Hadoop Could Exist in Tools, DBMSs and/or Within the Hadoop Stack
- Despite the Hype, It Is Not Real Time
- Tool Support
- Evaluate the SQL Interface Landscape to Understand Available Products and Their Differences
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