Apache Druid wins a BOSSIE for Best Open Source Software of 2020

October 5, 2020

The world of analytics is changing. Where we used to batch load everything into a giant MPP system and wait for long-running queries, now a large subset of analytics is done in real-time as events happen and get streamed. After all, what happened yesterday or a week ago might as well have been a lifetime ago. Apache Druid is a distributed column store database that provides both low-latency ingest of data and low-latency queries on top. This is a BI or OLAP style database with out-of-the-box integration with message buses like Apache Kafka and data sources like HDFS. Part data warehouse and part search system, Druid is capable of handling massive amounts of data and designed for the cloud era. — Andrew C. Oliver