Alexander Behm

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Cloudera Impala is a modern, open-source MPP SQL engine architected from the ground up for the Hadoop data processing environment. Impala provides low latency and high concurrency for BI/analytic read-mostly queries on Hadoop, not delivered by batch frameworks such as Apache Hive. This paper presents Impala from a user’s perspective, gives an overview of(More)
Answering approximate queries on string collections is important in applications such as data cleaning, query relaxation, and spell checking, where inconsistencies and errors exist in user queries as well as data. Many existing algorithms use gram-based inverted-list indexing structures to answer approximate string queries. These indexing structures are(More)
AsterixDB is a new, full-function BDMS (Big Data Management System) with a feature set that distinguishes it from other platforms in today’s open source Big Data ecosystem. Its features make it well-suited to applications like web data warehousing, social data storage and analysis, and other use cases related to Big Data. AsterixDB has a flexible NoSQL(More)
At UC Irvine, we are building a next generation parallel database system, called ASTERIX, as our approach to addressing today’s “Big Data” management challenges. ASTERIX aims to combine time-tested principles from parallel database systems with those of the Web-scale computing community, such as fault tolerance for long running jobs. In this demo, we(More)
ASTERIX is a new data-intensive storage and computing platform project spanning UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego. In this paper we provide an overview of the ASTERIX project, starting with its main goal—the storage and analysis of data pertaining to evolving-world models. We describe the requirements and associated challenges, and explain how the(More)
Recent advances in sequencing technology have enabled the rapid generation of billions of bases at relatively low cost. A crucial first step in many sequencing applications is to map those reads to a reference genome. However, when the reference genome is large, finding accurate mappings poses a significant computational challenge due to the sheer amount of(More)
An approximate string query is to find from a collection of strings those that are similar to a given query string. Answering such queries is important in many applications such as data cleaning and record linkage, where errors could occur in queries as well as the data. Many existing algorithms have focused on in-memory indexes. In this paper we(More)
Social networks, online communities, mobile devices, and instant messaging applications generate complex, unstructured data at a high rate, resulting in large volumes of data. This poses new challenges for data management systems that aim to ingest, store, index, and analyze such data efficiently. In response, we released the first public version of(More)
A growing wealth of digital information is being generated on a daily basis in social networks, blogs, online communities, etc. Organizations and researchers in a wide variety of domains recognize that there is tremendous value and insight to be gained by warehousing this emerging data and making it available for querying, analysis, and other purposes. This(More)