Druid vs Imply

What is Druid?

Apache Druid is an open source, real-time analytics database that outperforms data warehouses by up to 190X. It features:

  • Column-based storage
  • Native search indexes
  • Streaming and batch ingest
  • Flexible schema
  • Time-optimized partitioning
  • SQL support
  • Horizontal scalability
  • Highly available operation

What is Imply?

Imply was founded by the original team behind Druid, and Imply contributes the majority of new Druid capabilities. Imply offers the following advantages over open source Druid:

  • The most current, feature-rich Druid version.
  • Imply software: drag-and-drop exploratory analytics (Imply Pivot), zero-downtime cluster management (Imply Manager) and integrated APM (Imply Clarity).
  • Imply Cloud: The complete Imply solution as an optional managed cloud service.
  • Service and support from the world’s foremost Druid experts.

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The most current and feature-rich version of Druid

  • Includes all known critical patches, even for legacy, unmaintained community releases.
  • Patched as soon as issues become known; no waiting for the next community release.
  • Supports third-party integrations (e.g. new versions of Hadoop or Kafka) ahead the Druid community release.

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Exploratory analytics, cluster management and performance monitoring

  • Visualize and explore data with Imply Pivot.
  • Manage Druid clusters with Imply Manager.
  • Monitor Druid query performance with Imply Clarity.
  • Set and get custom triggers with Imply Alerts.
  • Protect your cluster with Imply Security.

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Imply Cloud - managed Druid clusters for the cloud

Imply Cloud is a full-stack Druid solution provided as a managed service for Amazon Web Services. We deploy software into your AWS account and help you manage it. You own the data.

  • Delivered as a managed service in AWS (GCP, Azure coming soon).
  • Access to the entire Imply stack.
  • Manage clusters through a simple point-and-click interface.
  • Issue non-disruptive rolling updates with a single click.
  • Autoscale based on load (coming soon).

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Service and support from the world’s foremost Druid experts

  • Premier support from the experts, with SLAs ranging from Professional to Mission Critical.
  • On-site training courses covering architecture, data modeling, querying, and more.
  • Professional architecture and operations consulting to help you quickly get running and scale smoothly.
  • Dedicated Technical Success Managers who serve as partner, advisor, and advocate to help you get the most out of your Imply subscription.

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