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From jign...@apache.org
Subject incubator-quickstep git commit: Add a quick start guide. Move the old README to a developer README.
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:10:06 GMT
Repository: incubator-quickstep
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/quickstart-guide [created] 1da6e14c1


Add a quick start guide. Move the old README to a developer README.


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-quickstep/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-quickstep/commit/1da6e14c
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-quickstep/tree/1da6e14c
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-quickstep/diff/1da6e14c

Branch: refs/heads/quickstart-guide
Commit: 1da6e14c1e7b32fe5c78f65068bd48c7a11e9f55
Parents: b4e25ed
Author: Jignesh Patel <jmp_007@hotmail.com>
Authored: Wed Jul 13 16:09:54 2016 -0500
Committer: Jignesh Patel <jmp_007@hotmail.com>
Committed: Wed Jul 13 16:09:54 2016 -0500

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+# Apache Quickstep (Incubating)
+
+[![Travis Widget]][Travis]
+
+[Travis]: https://travis-ci.org/apache/incubator-quickstep
+[Travis Widget]: https://travis-ci.org/apache/incubator-quickstep.svg?branch=master
+
+Apache Quickstep is an experimental high-performance database engine designed with the
+aim of Data at Bare-Metal Speed. It began life in 2011 as a
+[research project at the University of Wisconsin](https://quickstep.cs.wisc.edu)
+and was acquired by [Pivotal](https://pivotal.io) in 2015.
+Quickstep entered incubation at the
+[Apache Software Foundation](https://www.apache.org) in April, 2016.
+
+## Getting Started (Building)
+
+A [build guide](BUILDING.md) is available which includes instructions for
+building Quickstep for the first time. You may also find it useful to use one
+of the [pre-made Vagrant boxes](build/vagrant) for Quickstep that are already
+set up with all of the development tools needed to build Quickstep.
+
+## Documentation
+
+All publicly-visible classes and functions in the Quickstep code base have
+Doxygen documentation. Simply run `doxygen` in the root of the Quickstep source
+to generate browsable HTML documentation. Of course, the Doxygen comments
+should also be useful when reading header files directly.
+
+In addition to the Doxygen and inline code comments explaining implementation
+details, a high-level overview for each module that comprises Quickstep is
+included in the README files in each subdirectory.
+
+## Architectural Overview
+
+Quickstep is composed of several different modules that handle different
+concerns of a database system. The main modules are:
+
+* [Utility](utility) - Reusable general-purpose code that is used by many
+  other modules.
+* [Threading](threading) - Provides a cross-platform abstraction for threads
+  and synchronization primitives that abstracts the underlying OS threading
+  features.
+* [Types](types) - The core type system used across all of Quickstep. Handles
+  details of how SQL types are stored, parsed, serialized & deserialized, and
+  converted. Also includes basic containers for typed values (tuples and
+  column-vectors) and low-level operations that apply to typed values (e.g.
+  basic arithmetic and comparisons).
+* [Catalog](catalog) - Keeps track of database schema as well as physical
+  storage information for relations (e.g. which physical blocks store a
+  relation's data, and any physical partitioning and placement information).
+* [Storage](storage) - Handles the physical storage of relation data in
+  self-contained, self-describing blocks, both in-memory and on persistent
+  storage (disk or a distributed filesystem). Also includes some heavyweight
+  run-time data structures used in query processing (e.g. hash tables for join
+  and aggregation). Includes a buffer manager component for managing memory
+  use and a file manager component that handles data persistence.
+* [Compression](compression) - A simple implementation of ordered dictionary
+  compression. Several storage formats in the Storage module are capable of
+  storing compressed column data and evaluating some expressions directly on
+  compressed data without decompressing. The common code supporting compression
+  is in this module.
+* [Expressions](expressions) - This module builds on the simple operations
+  provided by the Types module to support arbitrarily complex expressions over
+  data, including scalar expressions, predicates, and aggregate functions with
+  and without grouping.
+* [Relational Operators](relational_operators) - This module provides the
+  building blocks for queries in Quickstep. A query is represented as a
+  directed acyclic graph of relational operators, each of which is responsible
+  for applying some relational-algebraic operation(s) to tranform its input.
+  Operators generate individual self-contained "work orders" that can be
+  executed independently. Most operators are parallelism-friendly and generate
+  one work-order per storage block of input.
+* [Query Execution](query_execution) - Handles the actual scheduling and
+  execution of work from a query at runtime. The central class is the Foreman,
+  an independent thread with a global view of the query plan and progress. The
+  Foreman dispatches work-orders to stateless Worker threads and monitors their
+  progress, and also coordinates streaming of partial results between producers
+  and consumers in a query plan DAG to maximize parallelism. This module also
+  includes the QueryContext class, which holds global shared state for an
+  individual query and is designed to support easy
+  serialization/deserialization for distributed execution.
+* [Parser](parser) - A simple SQL lexer and parser that parses SQL syntax into
+  an abstract syntax tree for consumption by the Query Optimizer.
+* [Query Optimizer](query_optimizer) - Takes the abstract syntax tree generated
+  by the parser and transforms it into a runable query-plan DAG for the Query
+  Execution module. The Query Optimizer is responsible for resolving references
+  to relations and attributes in the query, checking it for semantic
+  correctness, and applying optimizations (e.g. filter pushdown, column
+  pruning, join ordering) as part of the transformation process.
+* [Command-Line Interface](cli) - An interactive SQL shell interface to
+  Quickstep.
+
+## Licensing
+
+Quickstep is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See [LICENSE](https://github.com/pivotalsoftware/quickstep/blob/master/LICENSE)
for the full license text.
+
+## Disclaimer
+Apache Quickstep is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software
+Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC.
+
+Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further
+review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision
+making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other
+successful ASF projects.
+
+While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the
+completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the
+project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.


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