Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Airbnb offers a query tool for unlocking massive data sets

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Airbnb has open-sourced a tool that allows its non-technical employees to work like data scientists, and it hopes others will use the software to more effectively mine their own data

Airbnb's Airpal application, when linked with the PrestoDB open source query engine developed by Facebook, could provide a lower cost alternative to a data warehouse, or a more friendly interface for accessing large swaths of data stored in a Hadoop cluster.

"We think of Airpal as being a supercharger on top of PrestoDB, which takes Presto from being a command line only for computer scientists to a first class tool for all the employees in a company," said James Mayfield[cq], Airbnb product manager.

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