We are pleased to announce the recipient of the IEEE ICDE 2020 Influential Paper Award:
Ashish Thusoo, Joydeep Sen Sarma Namit Jain, Zheng Shao, Prasad Chakka,
Ning Zhang, Suresh Antony, Hao Liu, Raghotham Murthy
This is a path-finding paper from ICDE 2010 towards supporting SQL for the unstructured hadoop environment so that the DB community becomes relevant to big data. There are many citations by the MapReduce (MR) proponents. This MR fever has faded by now and Hive's early MR execution engine described in the paper was replaced by Tez, a more sophisticated parallel execution engine. Selection of this paper as ICDE 2020 Ten-Year Influential Paper brings the community an opportunity to learn the progress over the past ten years as well as to revisit the MR controversy.