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Extend your cloud data warehouse to power modern, interactive data applications

Rick Bilodeau · September 16, 2020

Snowflake's IPO today is a testament to the importance of data analytics and the cloud in business today. This post describes how Imply complements cloud data warehouses for a growing set of workloads called interactive data applications, which require sub-second query response at high user concurrency.

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Imply Cloud Free Tier now available!

Rick Bilodeau · September 15, 2020

Today I am happy to tell you that we have just announced immediate availability of a free tier for the Imply Cloud service, so you can try out the power of the Imply platform easily and free-of-charge.

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Introducing Apache Druid 0.18.0

Will Xu · May 21, 2020

The Apache Druid community released Druid 0.18 on April 20th, 2020. This release contains over 200 new features, performance enhancements, bug fixes, and major documentation improvements from 42 contributors.

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Announcing Virtual Druid Summit - April 15, 2020

Rick Bilodeau · March 24, 2020

I am happy to tell you that 10 days after we officially postponed Druid Summit, we have now launched Virtual Druid Summit, which will take place as a series of online talks on April 15. Each talk will be a spicy 30 minutes of real-world information, followed by Q/A. There are 5 talks from Druid practitioners from a variety of industries and spanning 3 continents. The summit will open with a Apache Druid Roadmap and Vision talk from Apache Druid PMC Chair Gian Merlino, and will close with a 2-way voice-interactive “ask us anything” session featuring Druid authors and contributors.

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Announcing Imply 3.2

Vadim Ogievetsky · January 30, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Imply 3.2 is now available! Imply 3.2 is based on Apache Druid 0.17 (Druid’s first Apache top level project release) and adds new cloud management, alerting, reporting, and data loading features.

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Introducing Druid 0.17.0

Gian Merlino · January 30, 2020

Earlier this week, the Apache Druid community released Druid 0.17.0. This is the project’s first release since graduating from the Apache Incubator, and it therefore represents an important milestone.

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Druid: Reflections at a Milestone

Gian Merlino · December 10, 2019

Today, Imply announced a new round of growth funding raised from Andreessen Horowitz and Geodesic Capital. First I want to thank these firms for their support and for sharing our vision as we continue to grow. Thank you, too, to all of our customers for joining us on this journey. A milestone like this is a good time to reflect on the past and the future.

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Imply Raises $30M in Series B funding at $350M Valuation

Fangjin Yang · December 10, 2019

I’m excited to announce that Imply has raised a $30M Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Geodesic Capital and Khosla Ventures. We are excited to partner again with A16Z as the lead investor to continue to build out the company, and we look forward to working closely with Geodesic Capital towards international expansion.

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Announcing Imply 3.1

Vadim Ogievetsky · September 26, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Imply 3.1 is now available! Imply 3.1 is based on Apache Druid 0.16 and contains many improvements.

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Introducing Apache Druid 0.16.0

Gian Merlino · September 26, 2019

Like every Druid release, this one has a huge amount and variety of fixes and new functionality. This particular one include over 350 new features, performance enhancements, bug fixes, and major documentation improvements from 50 contributors.

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Independent Performance Benchmark: Apache Druid versus Presto and Apache Hive

Rick Bilodeau · July 17, 2019

A recent paper by independent researchers at the University of Minho in Portugal compared the performance of Apache Druid to well-known SQL-on-Hadoop technologies Hive and Presto. In the tests, Druid outperformed Presto from 10X to 59X (90% to 98% speed improvement) and Hive by over 100X.

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Announcing Imply 3.0

Vadim Ogievetsky · July 15, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Imply 3.0 is now available! It contains many usability features such as a visual data loader, on-premises cluster and alerts functionality.

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Druid @ Zscaler - A Retrospective

Subramanian Srinivasan, Zscaler · July 8, 2019

This document outlines the journey Zscaler made in building Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) and focuses on the analytics component of our solution. We will discuss some of our early requirements, why we picked certain technologies, such as Druid/Imply, and how we run things today.

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Interactive Analytics at MoPub (Twitter): Using Druid and Imply to Query Terabytes of Data in Seconds

Rick Bilodeau · July 5, 2019

MoPub, a Twitter company, has just launched a new solution called MoPub Analytics based on Apache Druid and using Imply Pivot as the drag-and-drop UI. The solution allows users to determine the root cause of new data trends by interactively analyzing the data across many different time slices, dimensions, and metrics.

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Introducing Apache Druid 0.15.0

Gian Merlino · June 27, 2019

Today, the Apache Druid community released Druid 0.15.0-incubating. Druid is known as an extremely high-performance database and much of the early design work has been focused on providing speed at scale. Lately we have made a pivot towards those “ease of” factors that help users get productive with Druid quickly.

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Results of the first Apache Druid (incubating) community survey

Gian Merlino · June 25, 2019

We recently conducted our first Druid community survey. Every so often we’ll be asking our community a short set of questions to understand how they use Druid, and how they would like to see it improved.

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Announcing Imply 2.9

Vadim Ogievetsky · April 10, 2019

Imply 2.9 is based off of the just announced Druid 0.14. Druid 0.14 contains many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. This blog post will focus on the new Imply components and features not available in Druid 0.14.

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Announcing Druid 0.14.0

Gian Merlino · April 9, 2019

Today the Apache Druid community released Druid 0.14.0, our second release under the Apache umbrella and the first major release of 2019. I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about what's new in this release and what's coming in the future.

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Announcing Imply 2.8

Vadim Ogievetsky · December 18, 2018

Imply 2.8 comes with the first Apache release of Druid and a host of features aimed at performance improvements and ease of use.

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Announcing Imply 2.7

Vadim Ogievetsky · September 11, 2018

In Imply 2.7, we have added a selection of new visualizations and a new Explain feature that allows you to discover the contributing factors to any slice of data. We are also introducing advanced access control features, and have made several improvements to loading and managing data.

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Announcing Imply 2.6

Vadim Ogievetsky · June 19, 2018

Imply 2.6 introduces time compares, data export, advanced aggregation measures, and more!

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Announcing Imply 2.5

Vadim Ogievetsky · March 23, 2018

Imply 2.5 comes with an improved streaming data loader, a sunburst visualization, many dashboard improvements, and more.

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March 2018 Druid Meetup - eBay Monitoring Platform

Gian Merlino · March 22, 2018

March 2018 Druid Bay Area Meetup - eBay Monitoring Platform, links to slides

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Imply Raises Series A funding

Fangjin Yang · March 13, 2018

I'm excited to announce that Imply has raised a $13.3M Series A, led by Andreessen Horowitz, and joined by our seed investor, Khosla Ventures.

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Announcing Imply Cloud: Managed Service for AWS

Vadim Ogievetsky · March 13, 2018

Today, we are excited to announce that Imply Cloud, a fully managed service for AWS, is now generally available.

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Announcing Imply 2.4

Vadim Ogievetsky · December 19, 2017

Imply 2.4 comes with a preview of a dataset manager, new features, improvements, bug fixes, and more!

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End-to-end Security in Druid

Jon Wei · December 18, 2017

It is now possible to deploy a druid cluster in a secure setting.

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November 2017 Druid Bay Area Meetup - MZ, Slack, Druid Roadmap

Gian Merlino · November 29, 2017

November 2017 Druid Bay Area Meetup video, with talks from MZ and Slack, and a Druid roadmap update from Imply

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Announcing Imply 2.3: An Integrated Platform

Vadim Ogievetsky · August 23, 2017

Imply 2.3 comes with brand new apps, new features, improvements, bug fixes, and more!

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Announcing Imply 2.2: Pivot Features Galore

Vadim Ogievetsky · May 16, 2017

We're excited to announce Imply 2.2, with tons of new features for Pivot.

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Announcing Imply 2.1

Vadim Ogievetsky · April 19, 2017

We are extremely excited to announce Imply 2.1, a feature-packed release, available now for download. Native SQL comes to Druid and dashboarding is now possible in Pivot.

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Druid February Meetup Slides

Fangjin Yang · February 23, 2017

Our last Druid meetup had great talks about how Druid is used at Branch, the ongoing work around better integrating Druid with the Hadoop ecosystem, and our roadmap plans.

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Druid December Meetup Videos

Fangjin Yang · December 21, 2016

Our last Druid meetup at Sift Science had 3 great talks about use cases with Druid & Imply, and the upcoming Druid roadmap.

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Announcing Imply 2.0

Fangjin Yang · December 1, 2016

We are extremely excited to announce Imply 2.0, our largest release ever, available now for download. This release contains significant updates to both Druid and Pivot.

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Announcing Imply 1.3.0

Fangjin Yang · June 29, 2016

We are extremely excited to announce the next version of Imply Analytics Platform, IAP 1.3.0, available immediately on our download page. This is one of our biggest releases to date and includes major updates for both Druid and Pivot.

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Announcing Imply 1.2.1

Vadim Ogievetsky · May 9, 2016

We are pleased to announce the latest version of the Imply Analytics Platform. This release focuses on improvements to Pivot and Tranquility as well as adding programmatic querying options to PlyQL.

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Announcing Imply: An Enterprise Solution for Druid and Interactive Analytics at Scale

Fangjin Yang · October 19, 2015

Today, Gian Merlino, Vadim Ogievetsky, and I are extremely excited to announce Imply, a company for interactive analytics at scale, centered around the Druid open source data store. We first began working on Druid at a startup called Metamarkets, and over the last few years, we’ve been proud to watch the project grow and take on a life of its own.

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