Battle of Open Source Analytics: Spark vs Drill vs Quasar

Modern companies want the ability to ask questions and derive insights from all their data, no matter its structure, and no matter its location. They want this power today, right now, without having to go through year-long data warehousing projects—projects that, due to the rapidly changing nature of modern data silos, are often obsolete before they are even finished.

Breakthrough Analytics for a New Generation of Data

Figuring out a way to express powerful analytics on this database required us to rethink the very foundations of relational analytics. After more than three years of napkin and blackboard development, what emerged from our quest for next-generation analytics is a groundbreaking extension to relational algebra called MRA (multi-dimensional relational algebra).