Apache Doris is an easy-to-use, high-performance and real-time analytical database based on MPP architecture, known for its extreme speed and ease of use. It only requires a sub-second response time to return query results under massive data and can support not only high-concurrent point query scenarios but also high-throughput complex analysis scenarios.
All this makes Apache Doris an ideal tool for scenarios including report analysis, ad-hoc query, unified data warehouse, and data lake query acceleration. On Apache Doris, users can build various applications, such as user behavior analysis, AB test platform, log retrieval analysis, user portrait analysis, and order analysis.
🎉 Version 2.0.0 Alpha1 version released now. It is an alpha release that is aimed to be used for evaluating the new features of Doris 2.0. It's recommended to deploy 2.0.0 alpha1 version in a new test cluster for testing but it should not be deployed in production clusters. Check out the 🔗Release Notes here.
🎉 Version 1.2.4 released now! It is fully evolved release and all users are encouraged to upgrade to this release. Check out the 🔗Release Notes here.
🎉 Version 1.1.5 released now. It is a stability improvement and bugfix release based on version 1.1. Check out the 🔗Release Notes here.
👀 Have a look at the 🔗Official Website for a comprehensive list of Apache Doris's core features, blogs and user cases.
As shown in the figure below, after various data integration and processing, the data sources are usually stored in the real-time data warehouse Apache Doris and the offline data lake or data warehouse (in Apache Hive, Apache Iceberg or Apache Hudi).
Apache Doris is widely used in the following scenarios:
Ad-Hoc Query. Analyst-oriented self-service analytics with irregular query patterns and high throughput requirements. XiaoMi has built a growth analytics platform (Growth Analytics, GA) based on Doris, using user behavior data for business growth analysis, with an average query latency of 10 seconds and a 95th percentile query latency of 30 seconds or less, and tens of thousands of SQL queries per day.
Unified Data Warehouse Construction. Apache Doris allows users to build a unified data warehouse via one single platform and save the trouble of handling complicated software stacks. Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao has built a unified data warehouse with Doris to replace its old complex architecture consisting of Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Kudu, Apache HBase, and Apache Phoenix.
Data Lake Query. Apache Doris avoids data copying by federating the data in Apache Hive, Apache Iceberg, and Apache Hudi using external tables, and thus achieves outstanding query performance.
The overall architecture of Apache Doris is shown in the following figure. The Doris architecture is very simple, with only two types of processes.
Frontend (FE): user request access, query parsing and planning, metadata management, node management, etc.
Backend (BE): data storage and query plan execution
Both types of processes are horizontally scalable, and a single cluster can support up to hundreds of machines and tens of petabytes of storage capacity. And these two types of processes guarantee high availability of services and high reliability of data through consistency protocols. This highly integrated architecture design greatly reduces the operation and maintenance cost of a distributed system.
In terms of interfaces, Apache Doris adopts MySQL protocol, supports standard SQL, and is highly compatible with MySQL dialect. Users can access Doris through various client tools and it supports seamless connection with BI tools.
Doris uses a columnar storage engine, which encodes, compresses, and reads data by column. This enables a very high compression ratio and largely reduces irrelavant data scans, thus making more efficient use of IO and CPU resources. Doris supports various index structures to minimize data scans:
Doris supports a variety of storage models and has optimized them for different scenarios:
Aggregate Key Model: able to merge the value columns with the same keys and significantly improve performance
Unique Key Model: Keys are unique in this model and data with the same key will be overwritten to achieve row-level data updates.
Duplicate Key Model: This is a detailed data model capable of detailed storage of fact tables.
Doris also supports strongly consistent materialized views. Materialized views are automatically selected and updated, which greatly reduces maintenance costs for users.
Doris adopts the MPP model in its query engine to realize parallel execution between and within nodes. It also supports distributed shuffle join for multiple large tables so as to handle complex queries.
The Doris query engine is vectorized, with all memory structures laid out in a columnar format. This can largely reduce virtual function calls, improve cache hit rates, and make efficient use of SIMD instructions. Doris delivers a 5–10 times higher performance in wide table aggregation scenarios than non-vectorized engines.
Apache Doris uses Adaptive Query Execution technology to dynamically adjust the execution plan based on runtime statistics. For example, it can generate runtime filter, push it to the probe side, and automatically penetrate it to the Scan node at the bottom, which drastically reduces the amount of data in the probe and increases join performance. The runtime filter in Doris supports In/Min/Max/Bloom filter.
In terms of optimizers, Doris uses a combination of CBO and RBO. RBO supports constant folding, subquery rewriting, predicate pushdown and CBO supports Join Reorder. The Doris CBO is under continuous optimization for more accurate statistical information collection and derivation, and more accurate cost model prediction.
Technical Overview: 🔗Introduction to Apache Doris
🎯 Easy to Use: Two processes, no other dependencies; online cluster scaling, automatic replica recovery; compatible with MySQL protocol, and using standard SQL.
🚀 High Performance: Extremely fast performance for low-latency and high-throughput queries with columnar storage engine, modern MPP architecture, vectorized query engine, pre-aggregated materialized view and data index.
🖥️ Single Unified: A single system can support real-time data serving, interactive data analysis and offline data processing scenarios.
⚛️ Federated Querying: Supports federated querying of data lakes such as Hive, Iceberg, Hudi, and databases such as MySQL and Elasticsearch.
⏩ Various Data Import Methods: Supports batch import from HDFS/S3 and stream import from MySQL Binlog/Kafka; supports micro-batch writing through HTTP interface and real-time writing using Insert in JDBC.
🚙 Rich Ecology: Spark uses Spark-Doris-Connector to read and write Doris; Flink-Doris-Connector enables Flink CDC to implement exactly-once data writing to Doris; DBT Doris Adapter is provided to transform data in Doris with DBT.
Apache Doris has graduated from Apache incubator successfully and become a Top-Level Project in June 2022.
Currently, the Apache Doris community has gathered more than 400 contributors from nearly 200 companies in different industries, and the number of active contributors is close to 100 per month.
We deeply appreciate 🔗community contributors for their contribution to Apache Doris.
Apache Doris now has a wide user base in China and around the world, and as of today, Apache Doris is used in production environments in thousands of companies worldwide. More than 80% of the top 50 Internet companies in China in terms of market capitalization or valuation have been using Apache Doris for a long time, including Baidu, Meituan, Xiaomi, Jingdong, Bytedance, Tencent, NetEase, Kwai, Sina, 360, Mihoyo, and Ke Holdings. It is also widely used in some traditional industries such as finance, energy, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
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