Invisible loading

Azza Abouzied, Daniel J. Abadi, Avi Silberschatz
2013 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology - EDBT '13  
Commercial analytical database systems suffer from a high "timeto-first-analysis": before data can be processed, it must be modeled and schematized (a human effort), transferred into the database's storage layer, and optionally clustered and indexed (a computational effort). For many types of structured data, this upfront effort is unjustifiable, so the data are processed directly over the file system using the Hadoop framework, despite the cumulative performance benefits of processing this
more » ... in an analytical database system. In this paper we describe a system that achieves the immediate gratification of running MapReduce jobs directly over a file system, while still making progress towards the long-term performance benefits of database systems. The basic idea is to piggyback on MapReduce jobs, leverage their parsing and tuple extraction operations to incrementally load and organize tuples into a database system, while simultaneously processing the file system data. We call this scheme Invisible Loading, as we load fractions of data at a time at almost no marginal cost in query latency, but still allow future queries to run much faster.
doi:10.1145/2452376.2452377 dblp:conf/edbt/AbouziedAS13 fatcat:y6qzgzdlr5bmbn4ihbewzya5um