Business Intelligence

Interactive, self-service analytics for business users

Imply is commonly used for BI use cases. Organizations deploy Imply to accelerate queries and power data applications based on business transaction and interaction data. Unlike many SQL-on-Hadoop engines or data warehouses coupled with BI tools, Imply is designed for fast query responses, where users can interactively explore data through a UI.

Imply is a great fit if you are developing a BI application and you want your users to be able to not just view a report or static dashboard, but actually get insights in-motion through self-service drill-down, and slice and dice of the data.

10-100X times faster than traditional approaches

Benchmarks have found the Apache Druid analytics engine that powers Imply to be 10-100X times faster than Presto or Hive, the most popular SQL-on-Hadoop query engines. While data warehouses using BI tools such as Tableau or Power BI are faster than data lakes, they still require 10s of seconds to respond to many queries, which is too slow for reliable interactive use.

Turn static BI into an interactive data application

While the Imply engine can power existing BI tools such as Tableau and Looker via JDBC, it comes equipped with the Imply Pivot analytics UI, which is purpose-built to maintain the raw speed of our analytics engine. Pivot is a perfect front-end for a business data application that provides a fluid and intuitive experience across large end-user populations, and opens up analytics access to big data and streaming data sources.

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