Imply to Debut Accreditation Program for Apache Druid® Basics, Giving Developers the Foundation for Building Modern Analytics Applications

Inaugural session kicks off at Druid Summit 2021 virtual conference, November 9-10

Burlingame, CA – October 27, 2021 – Imply, founded by the creators of Apache Druid®, will debut the Imply Accreditation Program for Apache Druid Basics at Druid Summit 2021. Only those who have registered for Druid Summit 2021 will have early access to the accreditation program, which is built to provide anyone new to the Apache Druid database with all the foundational skills needed to develop interactive, modern analytics applications.

The inaugural session will be hosted during Druid Summit 2021, a virtual conference happening Nov. 9-10 across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Imply Accreditation Program for Apache Druid Basics begins by demonstrating how to set up a local environment, followed by instruction on architecture, the importance of processes and how they interact with each other. Delegates then learn how to ingest data into Druid and finally how to query it.

Each of the four modules is delivered via a hands-on, dedicated environment so students will “learn by doing” without having to dedicate internal hardware or cloud resources. The course concludes with an exam that checks and reinforces the concepts introduced in the modules. Once students successfully complete the course and exam, they will receive a badge to use on their social media profiles and in other relevant areas.

Adoption of Apache Druid and the Imply database has grown exponentially in the past three years with more than 1,200 organizations and 11,000 members now active in the worldwide community. Imply has extensive, hands-on, real-world experience with Druid as all four original creators of Apache Druid are driving innovation at Imply, serving as the company’s CEO, CTO, CPO and field CTO.

“With so many companies looking for top Druid talent, Imply wants to contribute not just code but also the rich experience and knowledge of Druid to the developer community,” said Rachel Pedreschi, vice president community and developer relations, Imply. “We have invested in the first hands-on Apache Druid Basics Accreditation Program course and accreditation exam as part of the expanding Druid University program to codify this experience and pass it on to the greater community. Companies looking for Druid developers will be able to easily identify their expertise with the Druid accreditation badge.”

For early access to the Imply Accreditation Program for Apache Druid Basics and to register for Druid Summit 2021, click here.

About Imply

Imply, founded by the original creators of Apache Druid®, develops an innovative database purpose-built for modern analytics applications. Imply is driving a new era in data analytics, called Analytics in Motion, where interactive queries, real-time and historical data at unlimited scale, combine with the best price/performance, to realize the full potential of data.

Imply has operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Khosla Ventures and Geodesic Capital. For more information please visit

Get Started

Ready to let Imply help you build your modern analytics applications? Or just looking to find out more? Get started today by chatting with one of our experts, setting up a demo, or simply downloading Imply for yourself and diving right in!

Select one of the options on the right, and we’ll help you take the next steps in leveraging real-time analytics at scale.

Let us Help

Our experts can help you find the
right solution.

Try Imply Cloud Service

Interested in Imply? Sign up for our cloud service.

Download Imply Today

If you know Druid and you are ready to go, then your next step is to start developing with Imply.

Request a Demo

Need more information about Imply and how it works?
Then let us set you up with a demo.