Existing databases and data management systems are designed and optimized for executing queries and analytical jobs in their entirety. User interactions with such systems are limited to binary decisions: either wait for exact answers in the end, or terminate a job while it is still running and obtain little or even zero knowledge regarding the final output. This model no loner works well with big data as waiting for the exact query or analytical results may take a long time. The good news is that often users do not need exact results in big data computation
Master/PhD student. Now at Visa Research.