Date Added: Sep 2011
MapReduce has been widely recognized as an efficient tool for large-scale data analysis. It achieves high performance by exploiting parallelism among processing nodes while providing a simple interface for upper-layer applications. Some vendors have enhanced their data warehouse systems by integrating MapReduce into the systems. However, existing MapReduce-based query processing systems, such as Hive, fall short of the query optimization and competency of conventional database systems. Given an SQL query, Hive translates the query into a set of MapReduce jobs sentence by sentence. This design assumes that the user can optimize his query before submitting it to the system.