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Independent Benchmark SQL on Hadoop Performance

The purpose of this benchmark authored by John O'Brien of Radiant Advisors, is to highlight what companies can expect in evaluating and selecting SQL engines for their Hadoop environments – not to obfuscate such insights by being drawn into debate regarding how to write a given SQL statement. As the sponsor for this benchmark, Teradata provided the engineers remote access to a Teradata Hadoop Appliance at Teradata Labs for full, strict control of the servers. Together, Radiant Advisors and Teradata agreed on scope of testing for the latest versions of Presto, Impala, Hive and Spark SQL and file formats that were the most relevant to companies, data teams and analysts at the time of testing.