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From Mike Carey <>
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 <> 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]

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