Apache Kudu is an open source distributed data storage engine that makes fast analytics on fast and changing data easy.

Quickstart Installation Releases

Streamlined Architecture

Kudu provides a combination of fast inserts/updates and efficient columnar scans to enable multiple real-time analytic workloads across a single storage layer. Kudu gives architects the flexibility to address a wider variety of use cases without exotic workarounds and no required external service dependencies.

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Faster Analytics

Kudu is specifically designed for use cases that require fast analytics on fast (rapidly changing) data. Engineered to take advantage of next-generation hardware and in-memory processing, Kudu lowers query latency significantly for engines like Apache Impala, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, and more.

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Open for Contributions

Founded by long-time contributors to the Apache big data ecosystem, Apache Kudu is a top-level Apache Software Foundation project released under the Apache 2 license and values community participation as an important ingredient in its long-term success. We appreciate all community contributions to date, and are looking forward to seeing more!

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