Jul 7, 2020

Apache Druid vs Google Big Query: price performance benchmark

Industry standard benchmarks show that Imply delivers 12 times the price / performance of Google BigQuery. It performs 3.1 times faster on a standardized query set. Imply is faster for all queries tested, performing up to 14.3 times faster than Google BigQuery.

If you normalize the Imply cluster size to match Google’s query speed, Imply costs 8% as much as Google BigQuery to run the query set, assuming very high query concurrency (128). The advantage increases as concurrency requirements are reduced.