Analytics

Paper Review: BlinkDB: Queries with Bounded Errors and Bounded Response Times on Very Large Data

Title and Author of Paper BlinkDB: Queries with Bounded Errors and Bounded Response Times on Very Large Data. Agarwal et al. Summary BlinkDB is a massively parallel database that provides approximate results for queries over large data sets. BlinkDB’s distinguishing feature is providing the opportunity for users to trade response time for query accuracy — partial results are returned with annotated error bars describing their accuracy at the current point in time. [Read More]

Paper Review: Informix under CONTROL: Online Query Processing

Title and Author of Paper Informix under CONTROL: Online Query Processing. J. M. Hellerstein et al. Summary The CONTROL project attempts to improve the interaction between users and computers during data analysis. Traditional data analysis systems are a black box where a user enters a query, and waits for some amount of time before receiving a result. The CONTROL project aims to make this process interactive by continuously providing approximate results that are improved over time. [Read More]