What are some alternatives?
When comparing BlueData and Apache Parquet, you can also consider the following products
Impala - Impala is a modern, open source, distributed SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop.
RJ Metrics - RJMetrics provides hosted business intelligence & data analysis software to companies that operate online.
Amazon EMR - Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that makes it easy to quickly process vast amounts of data.
Apache Kudu - Apache Kudu is Hadoop's storage layer to enable fast analytics on fast data.
Presto DB - Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data (by Facebook)
Panoply - Panoply is a smart cloud data warehouse