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Imply Announces the Availability of Imply Polaris, a Database-as-a-Service Built from Apache Druid, on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Customers Worldwide Gain Access to a Fully Managed Druid-as-a-Service Solution, Enabling Faster and Easier Development of Real-Time Analytics Applications

BURLINGAME, Calif. (June 26, 2024)Imply, the company founded by the original creators of Apache Druid®, today announced the availability of Imply Polaris on Microsoft Azure.  As a cloud database service for Apache Druid, Polaris provides a simple developer experience for building real-time analytics applications.

“Developers and organizations, now more than ever, need a cloud database platform to expand their applications with real-time data. Meeting our customers where their data resides, on their preferred cloud platform, is a central part of that journey,” said FJ Yang, CEO and Co-founder of Imply. “Providing the flexibility to operate across various cloud service providers is a significant advantage in today’s multi- and hybrid-cloud world. I’m excited to see the new products and experiences our customers will unlock on Microsoft Azure.”


Polaris on Azure allows customers to enhance application alignment and support hybrid and multi-cloud strategies from a single platform.

“With Polaris on Microsoft Azure, customers worldwide can more easily build premium-experience real-time analytics applications on Microsoft Azure,” said Alistair Spears, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft. “We are pleased to welcome Imply Polaris to the growing Azure ecosystem.”


Imply Polaris provides a true database-as-a-service for Apache Druid, one of the leading real-time analytics databases used by developers at thousands of organizations, including Confluent, Netflix, Target, and Salesforce to power real-time analytics applications.

Developers choose Apache Druid when they need to serve sub-second queries on terabytes to petabytes of streaming and batch data at hundreds to thousands of queries per second. When deciding on a Druid deployment model, developers choose Imply Polaris for its ability to decrease time to market, increase developer productivity, and lower the overall cost of running Druid.


“I call Imply Polaris a five-minute analytics infrastructure,” said Csaba Kecskemeti, Senior Development Manager at Zillow Group. “You can get from zero to a table with test data and build dashboards with the drag-and-drop-style report builder in literally no more than five minutes.”


Imply Polaris on Azure is now generally available. For more information about Polaris on Azure, please read this blog post.


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About Imply 

At Imply, we are on a mission to help developers become the new heroes of analytics. Imply’s cloud-native offering delivers the complete developer experience for Apache Druid, a real-time analytics database that delivers sub-second queries on streaming and batch data at scale and under load. Founded by Druid’s original creators, Imply adds to the speed and scale of the database with a commercial distribution, flexible cloud deployments, and committer-driven expertise. Backed by leading investors including Thoma Bravo, a16z, and Bessemer Venture Partners, Imply is on a fast growth trajectory – disrupting the $100B database market – with customers including Atlassian, Reddit, and TrueCar. To learn more, please visit: