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Db2 Big SQL on Cloud Pak for Data

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Db2 Big SQL is a cloud-native, elastic, scalable SQL engine optimized for workloads on data stored in object stores or HDFS.

Db2 Big SQL can query data stored on legacy Hadoop clusters, using the configurations of open source components, such as:

  • HDFS
  • Hive metastore
  • Ranger
  • Sentry

Using Db2 Big SQL with IBM Cloud Pak for Data can be useful in the following situations:

  • You need to query large amounts of data residing on legacy Hadoop secured (Kerberized) or unsecured clusters and on private or public cloud object storage.
  • You need highly optimized queries for multiple open source data formats, including Parquet, ORC, Avro, and CSV.

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