Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


March 2013 Vol. 36 No. 1   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the TCDE Chair   Kyu-Young Whang 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   S. Sudarshan 4

Special Issue on Query Optimization for Big Data Systems

A What-if Engine for Cost-based MapReduce Optimization   Herodotos Herodotou and Shivnath Babu 5
Efficient OR Hadoop: Why not both?    
    Jens Dittrich, Stefan Richter, Stefan Schuh, and Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz 15
Managing Skew in Hadoop   YongChul Kwon, Kai Ren, Magdalena Balazinska, and Bill Howe 24
Apache Pig's Optimizer   Alan F. Gates, Jianyong Dai, and Thejas Nair 34
Recurring Job Optimization for Massively Distributed Query Processing    
    Nicolas Bruno, Sapna Jain, and Jingren Zhou 46
A Common Compiler Framework for Big Data Languages: Motivation, Opportunities, and Benefits    
    Vinayak R. Borkar and Michael J. Carey 56

Announcements and Notices

International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)   backcover