Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

Living Edition
| Editors: Sherif Sakr, Albert Zomaya

Languages for Big Data analysis

  • Marco AldinucciEmail author
  • Maurizio Drocco
  • Claudia Misale
  • Guy Tremblay
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63962-8_142-1


Boosted by Big Data popularity, new languages and frameworks for data analytics are appearing at an increasing pace. Each of them introduces its own concepts and terminology and advocates a (real or alleged) superiority in terms of performances or expressiveness against predecessors. In this hype, for a user approaching Big Data analytics (even an educated computer scientist), it might be difficult to have a clear picture of the programming model underneath these tools and the expressiveness they provide to solve some user-defined problem.

To provide some order in the world of Big Data processing, a toolkit of models to identify their common features is introduced, starting from data layout.

Data processing applications are divided into batch vs. stream processing. Batch programs process one or more finite datasets to produce a resulting finite output dataset, whereas stream programs process possibly unbounded sequences of data, called streams, doing so in an incremental...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Aldinucci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maurizio Drocco
    • 1
  • Claudia Misale
    • 2
  • Guy Tremblay
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of TurinTurinItaly
  2. 2.Cognitive and Cloud, Data-Centric Solutions, IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Département d’InformatiqueUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Domenico Talia
  • Paolo Trunfio
    • 1
  1. 1.DIMESUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly