John Russell

Getting Started with Impala - Interactive SQL for Apache Hadoop

Date: This event took place live on December 04 2014

Presented by: John Russell

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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You can write, tune, and port SQL queries and other statements for a Big Data environment using Impala, the open source, MPP SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop.

John Russell leads this webcast and will cover:

  • Using SQL with Impala
  • Considerations for distributed queries on Hadoop
  • Data ingestion, transformation, manipulation
  • Performance tips
  • Latest news - new features not covered in the O'Reilly book of the same name 'Getting Started with Impala'

About John Russell

John Russell is a software developer and technical writer, and he's currently the documentation lead for the Cloudera Impala project. He has a broad range of database and SQL experience from previous roles on industry-leading teams. For DB2, he designed and coded the very first Information Center. For Oracle Database, he documented application development subjects and designed and coded the Project Tahiti doc search engine. For MySQL, he documented the InnoDB storage engine. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, John now resides in Berkeley, California.