Oct 5, 2020

Benchmarking Apache Druid II: What’s Under the Hood?

Apache Druid is a high performance real-time analytics database capable of millisecond query response times over billions of events. We previously discussed a methodology for testing Druid using the Star Schema Benchmark (SSB) to characterize performance in a data warehouse scenario. This talk is for everyone who needs to know what makes Druid capable of serving up low-latency analytics at scale. Join us to learn about Druid’s architecture, and how it was designed and built to provide the speed and scale needed to power cloud-native applications. We’ll dive into components with a focus on the query processing and storage layers in order to understand how they drive Druid’s performance. Learn how Druid provides sub-second response times over billions of rows and why performance scales predictably with data growth.