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Re: Gandiva Initiative

This is exciting. We have wanted to build an Arrow adapter in Calcite for some time and have a prototype (see https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CALCITE-2173 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CALCITE-2173>) but I hope that we can use Gandiva. I know that Gandiva has Java bindings, but will these allow queries to be compiled and executed from a pure Java process?

Can you describe Gandiva’s governance model? Without an open governance model, companies that compete with Dremio may be wary about contributing.

Can you compare and contrast your approach to Hyper[1]? Hyper is also concerned with efficient use to the bus, and also uses LLVM, but it has a different memory format and places much emphasis on lock-free data structures.

I just attended SIGMOD and there were interesting industry papers from MemSQL[2][3] and Oracle RAPID[4]. I was impressed with some of the tricks MemSQL uses to achieve SIMD parallelism on queries such as “select k4, sum(x) from t group by k4” (where k4 has 4 values).

I missed part of the RAPID talk, but I got the impression that they are using disk-based algorithms (e.g. hybrid hash join) to handle data spread between fast and slow memory.

MemSQL uses TPC-H query 1 as a motivating benchmark and I think this would be good target for Gandiva also. It is a table scan with a range filter (returning 98% of rows), a low-cardinality aggregate (grouping by two fields with 3 values each), and several aggregate functions, the arguments of which contain common sub-expressions.

    sum(l_extendedprice * (1 - l_discount)),
    sum(l_extendedprice * (1 - l_discount) * (1 + l_tax)),
  FROM lineitem
  WHERE l_shipdate <= date '1998-12-01' - interval '90’ day


[1] http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol4/p539-neumann.pdf <http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol4/p539-neumann.pdf>

[2] http://blog.memsql.com/how-careful-engineering-lead-to-processing-over-a-trillion-rows-per-second/ <http://blog.memsql.com/how-careful-engineering-lead-to-processing-over-a-trillion-rows-per-second/>

[3] https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3183713.3190658 <https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3183713.3190658>

[4] https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3183713.3190655 <https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3183713.3190655>

> On Jun 22, 2018, at 7:22 AM, ravindrap@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm Ravindra and I'm a developer on the Gandiva project. I do believe that the combination of arrow and llvm for efficient expression evaluation is powerful, and has a broad range of use-cases. We've just started and hope to finesse and add a lot of functionality over the next few months.
> Welcome your feedback and participation in gandiva !!
> thanks & regards,
> ravindra.
> On 2018/06/21 19:15:20, Jacques Nadeau <jacques@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
>> Hey Guys,
>> Dremio just open sourced a new framework for processing data in Arrow data
>> structures [1], built on top of the Apache Arrow C++ APIs and leveraging
>> LLVM (Apache licensed). It also includes Java APIs that leverage the Apache
>> Arrow Java libraries. I expect the developers who have been working on this
>> will introduce themselves soon. To read more about it, take a look at our
>> Ravindra's blog post (he's the lead developer driving this work): [2].
>> Hopefully people will find this interesting/useful.
>> Let us know what you all think!
>> thanks,
>> Jacques
>> [1] https://github.com/dremio/gandiva
>> [2] https://www.dremio.com/announcing-gandiva-initiative-for-apache-arrow/