For those in the Bay Area, if you'd like to hear more about Kudu, I'm giving a talk about it in Palo Alto tomorrow (Wed) at the Big Data Application Meetup at 6PM: http://www.meetup.com/BigDataApps/events/227191025/
Also presenting are Julien Le Dem of Dremio on Apache Drill and James Taylor of Salesforce on Apache Phoenix. Should be a really interesting evening!
(Don't mean to hijack the thread, just thought this might be relevant to some folks. :)