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From Mike Carey <dtab...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Choosing defaults for AsterixDB
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:17:14 GMT
+1 from me too for SQL++ and clean JSON.


On 1/10/17 8:25 AM, Murtadha Hubail wrote:
> +1 to SQL++ and clean JSON.
>
> Cheers,
> Murtadha
>
>> On Jan 10, 2017, at 9:46 AM, Till Westmann <tillw@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> as you know AsterixDB supports 2 query languages (AQL and SQL++) and many
>> output formats (ADM, clean JSON, lossless JSON, CSV). Our current defaults
>> for these options (at least on the web interface) are AQL and ADM.
>>
>> I’d like to propose to change those defaults to be SQL++ and (clean) JSON.
>> The reason for wanting them to change, is that I think that these choices
>> are more attractive to new users of the system and thus can help to increase
>> the adoption of AsterixDB. A user with some database experience is much more
>> likely to have previous SQL experience and to feel at home with SQL++ than
>> having XQuery experience and feeling at home with AQL. Similarly, most users
>> will want to use the data that they get out of AsterixDB in an application
>> and it will be a lot easier to consume JSON than it is to consume ADM.
>>
>> I've prepared a (tiny) change to change the defaults [1] and I'm wondering
>> if there are concerns that should keep us from making this change.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Till
>>
>> [1] https://asterix-gerrit.ics.uci.edu/#/c/1409/


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