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