ClickHouse® took a step beyond internal projects in 2013, when it was used to analyze metadata about the LHCb experiment at CERN. Whilst it could have been used more widely, its restricted status made that difficult. But June 2016 saw the ClickHouse® source code uploaded to open source under the Apache 2.0 license. That meant many domestic and foreign companies could have their IT department adopt it. Amongst those were Cloudflare and Bloomberg.
ClickHouse® in 2022 is a fully-fledged DBMS with a broad range of capabilities. It create tables and databases in runtime, pull data from a variety of sources, analyze it, and execute queries without reconfiguring or restarting the server. ClickHouse® enables quick access to corporate data warehouses and supports a declarative query language based on SQL that coincides with the SQL standard in many cases. DBMSs can be integrated into big data systems like Apache Kafka® and HDFS as well as MySQL® and other external data sources via ODBC or JDBC.
Having a column-oriented DBMS in general, and ClickHouse® in particular, has streamlined our development in a variety of areas. They could be:
But ClickHouse’s biggest selling point is still its incredible speed. It lets you handle key business problems centered around customer behavior analytics by generating big data reports in real time quickly and easily. That’s a win for retail, telecom or any other internet infrastructure: quick access to data storage from devices connected to the internet of things, and more.
ClickHouse® empowers you to track business metrics, analyzing how users behave on your store’s website or in your games. Companies can even collect and create data showcases for their customers, giving them secure access but limiting it to information that can be shared.
With the oceans of unstructured data accumulating out in the world, real-time access is key. And that means database management systems like ClickHouse® have to get even better.
The next step for businesses should be transitioning to cloud solutions. That will let them quickly visualize data without lengthy hardware procurement and configuration processes, instantly configure dashboards, and analyze events and business processes in real time.
The DoubleCloud managed database service helps deploy and maintain ClickHouse-based database clusters in different cloud infrastructures. You get all the benefits of a column-oriented DBMS without buying or configuring hardware, handling maintenance, or worrying about updates. DoubleCloud Managed Service for ClickHouse also makes your work far more secure even when you have cluster hosts in different areas of availability.