Amazon Athena vs Kudu: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Athena? Query S3 Using SQL. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
What is Kudu? Fast Analytics on Fast Data. A columnar storage manager developed for the Hadoop platform. A new addition to the open source Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Kudu completes Hadoop's storage layer to enable fast analytics on fast data.
Amazon Athena and Kudu can be categorized as "Big Data" tools.
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Amazon Athena, while over 2 developers mention "Realtime Analytics" as the leading cause for choosing Kudu.
Kudu is an open source tool with 788 GitHub stars and 263 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kudu's open source repository on GitHub.