Enterprises today are in the thick of data-centric operations where understanding and utilizing time series data has become a fundamental aspect of business intelligence. Whether it’s system metrics, network telemetry, or IoT sensor outputs, time series data is crucial for providing actionable business insights. To analyze and visualize this complex time series data, businesses are turning to platforms like Apache Druid that offer real-time analysis. Apache Druid together with a Cloudian HyperStore data lake deliver a scalable, secure, and cost-effective solution for large-scale data analysis.

What is Apache Druid?

Apache Druid is a high-performance, real-time analytics data store designed to process large volumes of time series data. It combines the benefits of traditional data warehouses, time series databases and search systems to facilitate rapid data analysis and visualization. Druid’s architecture is engineered to support high-performance, real-time insights, making it an ideal solution for data-driven applications and dashboards.

storage for apache druidKey Characteristics of Apache Druid

  • Rapid Data Ingest: Druid is capable of ingesting millions of events per second, which means new data can be analyzed almost immediately after it is collected.
  • Flexible Data Exploration: With Druid, users can filter and segment data in various ways without the need for predefined schemas, making exploratory analytics on time series data both robust and user-friendly.
  • Fast Data Aggregation: Druid can perform sub-second aggregations and computations, essential for real-time analytics.
  • Scalable S3-compatible data lake integration: By leveraging a Cloudian S3-compatible data lake, Druid enables a cost-effective storage solution while delvering high-performance analytics capabilities.
  • Flexible Architecture: Druid can integrate seamlessly with popular data processing frameworks like Kafka and Spark, enhancing its versatility.
  • Full Fidelity Data: Druid saves all data at full fidelity, which means it’s always available for advanced analytics without any loss of detail.

How Does Druid Work?

Druid acts as a query layer for analytic workloads, interfacing between the storage or processing layer and the end user. It’s commonly paired with other open source technologies such as Apache Kafka and Apache Flink, which handle data ingestion and stream processing.

Integration with Cloudian HyperStore

Cloudian HyperStore offers a scalable, cloud-native storage solution based on the S3 API, making it a perfect match for Apache Druid, which is also built on the S3 API. This integration provides a seamless deep storage solution for Druid, allowing it to store large volumes of data while maintaining the agility to bring data into local memory swiftly when executing queries.

Advantages of Using Druid with a Cloudian Data Lake

  • Scalability: Cloudian’s S3-compatible storage scales easily to meet the demands of growing data and concurrent users, which is essential for enterprise-grade applications.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Leveraging Cloudian’s storage capabilities, organizations can achieve a balance between high performance and cost efficiency.
  • Resilience: Cloudian HyperStore provides robust data protection features, ensuring that the data is safe and consistently accessible.
  • Performance: With Druid’s data ingestion and query performance combined with Cloudian’s efficient storage, users can expect an analytics platform that delivers rapid insights.


Building a data analysis platform using Apache Druid and Cloudian HyperStore can significantly elevate an enterprise’s ability to make data-driven decisions. This powerful combination offers an exceptional solution for real-time analysis of time series data with the resilience, flexibility, and scalability required by today’s businesses. Enterprises looking to harness the full potential of their data would be well-served by considering this potent pairing for their analytic needs.



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