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From Ben Maurer <bmau...@andrew.cmu.edu>
Subject Re: [hive-users] Hive Roadmap (Some information)
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:07:52 GMT
Have you guys considered translating the syntax tree for queries into Java 
bytecode? Java bytecode is great for this type of process because it's 
extremely high level -- the code generation mostly focuses on type 
checking and name resolution. However, it enables the JIT to perform 
register allocation and other low level optimizations for good 


On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Ashish Thusoo wrote:

> Folks,
> Here are some of the things that we are working on internally at Facebook. We thought
it would be a good idea to let everyone know what is going on with Hive development. We will
put this up on the wiki as well.
> 1. Integrating Dynamic SerDe with the DDL. (Zheng/Pete) - This allows the users to create
typed tables along with list and map types from the DDL
> 2. Support for Statistics. (Ashish) - These stats are needed to make optimization decisions
> 3. Join Optimizations. (Prasad) - Mapside joins, semi join techniques etc to do the join
> 4. Predicate Pushdown Optimizations. (Namit) - pushing predicates just above the table
scan for certain situations in joins as well as ensuring that only required columns are sent
across map/reduce boundaries
> 5. Group By Optimizations. (Joydeep) - various optimizations to make group by faster
> 6. Optimizations to reduce the number of map files created by filter operations. (Dhrubha)
- Filters with a large number of mappers produces a lot of files which slows down the following
operations. This tries to address problems with that.
> 7. Transformations in LOAD. (Joydeep) - LOAD currently does not transform the input data
if it is not in the format expected by the destination table.
> 8. Schemaless map/reduce. (Zheng) - TRANSFORM needs schema while map/reduce is schema
> 9. Improvements to TRANSFORM. (Zheng) - Make this more intuitive to map/reduce developers
- evaluate some other keywords etc..
> 10. Error Reporting Improvements. (Pete) - Make error reporting for parse errors better
> 11. Help on CLI. (Joydeep) - add help to the CLI
> 12. Explode and Collect Operators. (Zheng) - Explode and collect operators to convert
collections to individual items and vice versa.
> 13. Propagating sort properties to destination tables. (Prasad) - If the query produces
sorted we want to capture that in the destination table's metadata so that downstream optimizations
can be enabled.
> Other contributions from outside FB ...
> 1. JDBC driver (Michi Mutsuzaki @ stanford.edu, Raghu @ stanford.edu)
> 2. Fixes to CLI driver (Jeremy Huylebroeck)
> 3. Web interface...
> Most of these have a JIRA associated. A lot of focus is on running things faster in Hive
considering that we have a good feature set now...
> Comments/contributions are welcome. Please go to the JIRA and check out contrib/hive...
> Thanks,
> Ashish
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