Firebolt uniquely combines a wide range of technologies to deliver query performance that is unprecedented at terabyte and petabyte scales:
Columnar data structure for faster analytics workloads
Vectorized processing and SIMD utilization for massive throughput at the CPU level
Just-in-time query compilation using LLVM for hardware optimized query plans
Continuously aggregated indexing for whopping data ingestion speeds and near-instant data updates
Firebolt was built from the ground up with huge datasets in mind. Our unique technology combines the best of high-performance database architecture with the infinite scale of the data lake, guaranteeing unparalleled performance at any scale. Clusters of compute nodes use Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) to parallelize queries across nodes, through which fast performance can be maintained as data grows.
Firebolt is built on a decoupled storage & compute architecture, with native support for quick up/down scaling of compute resources per warehouse, database and query. Such granular control over resources and elasticity allows you to easily assign as many resources as needed only when you really need them, while avoiding overpaying for unused resources.
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At Firebolt we realize the value in analyzing the most recent data. We designed a novel ingestion engine that makes new data in your data lake immediately available for querying.
Full support for DDL (CREATE, ALTER, DROP…) and DML (UPDATE, INSERT, DELETE…) commands and everything that is needed to manage and automate your data workflows within the warehouse.
Firebolt speaks your language, enabling you to get started super fast. Easily run all your existing assets and the most complex queries with ANSI SQL.
Whether it’s structured or semi-structured JSON we easily ingest and make them available for querying using standard SQL.
Firebolt's SQL parser and engine support a full range of elasticity and administration related SQL commands, allowing you to automate ETL/ELT flows, data validation procedures, up/down scaling of compute resources and other custom workflows - all using SQL scripts.
In order to be able to continuously and quickly deliver the data and insights your users need, quick queries are not enough. Firebolt’s end-to-end security gives you the confidence you need, with the right amount of flexibility so that your organization can quickly and securely enable others through data.