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From Asaf Mesika <asaf.mes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Dremel and Google Analytics
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:25:44 GMT
Analytics offers drilling up to 5 dimensions in depth - your choice of them out of a few tenths.
That's quite a lot of combinations for them to pre-aggregate. So its seems they will a heavy
storage penalty for such pre calculation.
Regarding large data sets - when you are using the app you are focus on one domain. So the
data set is as large as the site traffic. As I understand they 20k-50k machines, so I thought
they can disperse the data on it, and run Dremel on top of this data. They can optimize by
doing some first level aggregations in all sorts of dimensions, and then run Dremel on top
of that which makes the data set smaller by x10 the very least.


On 13 בנוב 2012, at 17:51, David Gruzman <david@bigdatacraft.com> wrote:

> As far as I know, it is not. It is heavy sampling and pre-calculations.
> If you do processing of large data sets - result of aggregation will be
> also large - something dremel does not intended to support. It is designed
> to build small derivative over large dataset.
> David
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Mesika, Asaf <asaf.mesika@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Do you know if Google Analytics is powered by Dremel?
>> Thanks,
>> Asaf

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