Imply Simplifies Cloud Deployment & Operations for Apache Druid

Customers get point-click installation, scale-up and upgrade across private clouds plus Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

BURLINGAME, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imply, the real-time intelligence company, today announced general availability of Imply 3.2, which leverages the power and flexibility of Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration to help enterprises easily deploy and manage the Imply platform on private and public cloud services, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

Imply provides a complete real-time intelligence solution around Apache Druid, a popular open source database that delivers sub-second query response on enormous streaming datasets. Imply is ideal when instant insights are critical, such as when analyzing user behavior, risk and fraud management, supply chain events, and Internet of Things (IoT) device interactions. Imply complements Druid with an intuitive and responsive analytics UI, cloud-native deployment and management, performance monitoring, and enterprise-grade security.

A market wave for real-time intelligence is building at the same time that enterprise cloud modernization is cresting,” said Vadim Ogievetsky, Chief Product Officer at Imply. “New cloud management features in Imply 3.2 let companies combine the power of Druid with the flexibility of the cloud for delivery of ad-hoc analytics against huge streaming data sets, regardless of whichever private or public cloud they adopt.”

Newly released cloud management functionality includes:

  • Point-and-click control of the Druid cluster
  • One-click cluster scale up
  • Central control of versions and upgrades

Simplifying cloud management is key to Imply’s strategy of helping companies to quickly and cost-effectively deliver the impact of real-time intelligence to both internal operational groups and customers. Other advancements in the past year include the Druid Data Loader, which replaced hand-coding of ingestion scripts with a drag and drop UI, official SQL support in Druid, and a graphical UI for building SQL queries.

The Imply 3.2 release also extends source file format support and implements performance improvements, specifically:

  • Direct batch ingestion from HDFS, eliminating the need for interaction with Hadoop.
  • Native data ingestion support for columnar file formats ORC, Parquet and AVRO.
  • Parallel merge, query vectorization and other optimizations that increases query performance 1.3X to 3X for even faster insights.

Those interested in Apache Druid and Imply can download the Imply 3.2 distribution for a 30-day trial or subscribe to a 30-day trial of the Imply Cloud managed service at

For more information you can watch this video walk through of managing Imply in the cloud.

About Imply

Imply transforms how businesses run by integrating real-time intelligence into their operations. Founded by the authors of the Apache Druid database, Imply provides a cloud-native solution that delivers real-time ingestion, interactive ad-hoc queries, and intuitive visualizations for many types of event-driven and streaming data flows. Imply has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and is backed by Andreesen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, and Geodesic Capital. For more information visit, please visit


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