Pigeon: A spatial MapReduce language

  title={Pigeon: A spatial MapReduce language},
  author={Ahmed Eldawy and Mohamed F. Mokbel},
  journal={2014 IEEE 30th International Conference on Data Engineering},
With the huge amounts of spatial data collected everyday, MapReduce frameworks, such as Hadoop, have become a common choice to analyze big spatial data for scientists and people from industry. Users prefer to use high level languages, such as Pig Latin, to deal with Hadoop for simplicity. Unfortunately, these languages are designed for primitive non-spatial data and have no support for spatial data types or functions. This demonstration presents Pigeon, a spatial extension to Pig which provides… CONTINUE READING
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