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Druid is a modern data store built for analytics use-cases. As the volume of data has exploded, and companies have sought deeper insights from their data, ad-hoc analytics have become difficult as more data is buried in distributed systems like Hadoop & Spark. The query model for these systems can result in long latencies making them sub-optimal for interactive analytics applications.
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