And at the end of October, Hortonworks has shared a new set of results:
Historically, even simple Hive queries could not run in less than 30 seconds, yet many of these queries are running in less than 10 seconds. How did that happen? The answer mainly boils down to Apache Tez and Apache Hadoop YARN, which proves that Hadoop is more than just batch. Tez features such as container pre-launch and re-use overcome Hadoop’s traditional latency barriers, and are available to any data processing framework running in Hadoop.
Original title and link: Status update on Project Stinger, the interactive query for Apache Hive ( ©myNoSQL)