A quick note:
I’m ecstatic to announce that after years of effort and research, Spire, the first real-time SQL Database for Hadoop, is in Limited Availability.
What this means is that you can start testing it today on real clusters, with real data.
If you want to try it, drop us a line. Requests have been overwhelming over the past few weeks, so we’re prioritizing based on who needs us the most first.
Over the next few months, we’re going to be giving more details on our architecture. While we speak SQL to the user, underneath is a resilient, fast, flexible distributed computational engine which is far less rigid than any database today.