Rise of the Streaming Databases — Episode 2 : Apache Pinot

How Pinot solves the toughest problems in the data analytics today with its low-latency, high throughput query capabilities

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What is Apache Pinot?

Where is Pinot coming from?

Uber Eat’s Restaurant Manager was where Pinot had flexed its muscles for the first time.

What problems does Pinot solve?

User-facing analytics

Ad-hoc querying and exploratory data analysis

Operational intelligence and time-series data processing

Third Eye, which is an ad-hoc analysis solution is used at LinkedIn.

How does Pinot stores data?

Storage model — tables, schemas, and segments

Logical view of Pinot’s data model

Pinot architecture

Pinot Architecture — Image Credits

Pinot is a distributed system

Pinot Controller

Pinot Broker

Pinot Server

Pinot Minion

Querying data in Pinot

Scatter-gather execution model

Image Credits

Query interfaces

Query Console for interactive data analysis





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Dunith Dhanushka

Editor of Event-driven Utopia(eventdrivenutopia.com). Technologist, Writer, Senior Developer Advocate at Redpanda. Event-driven Architecture, DataInMotion