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From Chris Olston <ols...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: OLAP ?
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:48:52 GMT
Awesome idea, Pi!

Bottom line: sooner or later somebody is going to package up a "olap- 
on-mapreduce" solution. Pig seems like a very good vehicle for it.


On Jun 30, 2008, at 8:10 AM, pi song wrote:

> Has anyone ever looked at OLAP Cube processing on Pig or  
> MapReduce?  This
> feature should be beneficial for normal businesses (probably not web
> scale).  I find it pretty simple provided that we can work on  
> relational
> abstraction (but might not scale well on really big datasets). I  
> have done a
> sketch on how I think it should look like here
> http://wiki.apache.org/pig/PigOLAPSketch . Welcome for all
> comments/suggestions.
> Pi

Christopher Olston, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Scientist
Yahoo! Research

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