Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spotlight: Asterix - UC Irvine

I got this interesting lecture from my boss Prof. Carlos Guestrin. He attended an interesting talk by Michael Carey from UC Irvine about their system Asterix.

Asterix is a big data management system with an open source Apache license. Asterix is based on the hyracks data parallel platform. On top of it there are multiple services: map reduce service, pregel service, and even hive and pig functionality.

Here is a performance graph showing pregelx performance relative to Hadoop:

You can read more about Asterix here.

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