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Memory-Efficient GroupBy-Aggregate using Compressed
4th ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC’13), October 2013.
Hrishikesh Amur†, Wolfgang Richter, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky‡, Karsten Schwan†, Athula Balanachandran, and Erik Zawadzki
Carnegie Mellon University
†Georgia Institute of Technology
The rapid growth of fast analytics systems, that require data processing in memory, makes memory capacity an increasingly-precious resource. This paper introduces a new compressed data structure called a Compressed Buffer Tree (CBT). Using a combination of techniques including buffering, compression, and serialization, CBTs improve the memory efficiency and performance of the GroupBy-Aggregate abstraction that forms the basis of not only batch-processing models like MapReduce, but recent fast analytics systems too. For streaming workloads, aggregation using the CBT uses 21-42% less memory than using Google SparseHash with up to 16% better throughput. The CBT is also compared to batch-mode aggregators in MapReduce runtimes such as Phoenix++ and Metis and consumes 4 and 5 less memory with 1.5-2 and 3-4 more performance respectively.
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