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From David Medinets <>
Subject Re: New research using Accumulo: Unified Secure On-/Off-line Analytics
Date Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:12 GMT
Thanks for letting us know about this research. Is there a website
exploring the DSL?

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 4:00 AM, Peter Coetzee <> wrote:
> New open-access research published in the journal of Parallel Computing
> demonstrates a novel approach to engineering analytics for deployment in
> streaming and batch contexts.
> Increasing numbers of users are extracting real value from their data using
> tools like IBM InfoSphere Streams for near-real-time analysis and Apache
> Spark across their historical data in Accumulo.
> Until now, there hasn't been an approach which permits the use of these
> tools from a single shared codebase, with deployment considerations reserved
> until deployment time. Furthermore, it has been even harder to permit this
> unified analysis while maintaining cell-level traces of the security
> heritage for each datum an analytic produces.
> Some highlights of the paper include:
>   - A domain specific language (CRUCIBLE) and runtime models for on- and
> off-line data analytics.
>   - Detailed analysis of CRUCIBLE’s runtime performance in state-of-the-art
> environments.
>   - Development and detailed analysis of a set of runtime models for new
> environments.
>   - Performance comparison with native implementations and discussion of
> optimisation steps.
>   - Formulation of a primitive in the DSL that permits an analytic to be run
> over multiple data sources.
> The paper, Towards Unified Secure On- and Off-line Analytics at Scale, is
> available free of charge from Elsevier:
> I am one of the lead authors of the work, and would be more than happy to
> discuss any aspects which catch your attention!
> Peter
> --
> Peter Coetzee
> Performance Computing and Visualisation PhD Candidate
> Department of Computer Science
> University of Warwick

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