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An Executable Sequential Specification for Spark Aggregation

HONG Chih-Duo, CHEN Yu-Fang, LENGÁL Ondřej, MU Shin-Cheng, SINHA Nishant and WANG Bow-Yaw. An Executable Sequential Specification for Spark Aggregation. In: Proceedings of NETYS'17. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2017, pp. 421-438. ISSN 0302-9743.
Czech title
Spustitelná sekvenční specifikace pro agregaci v prostředí Spark
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Hong Chih-Duo (ASIN)
Chen Yu-Fang (ASIN)
Lengál Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Mu Shin-Cheng (ASIN)
Sinha Nishant (IBM)
Wang Bow-Yaw (ASIN)
Keywords

Data Parallel Computation, Functional Specification, Requirements, Verification, Spark
Abstract
Spark is a new promising platform for scalable data-parallel computation. It provides several high-level application programming interfaces (APIs) to perform parallel data aggregation. Since execution of parallel aggregation in Spark is inherently non-deterministic, a natural requirement for Spark programs is to give the same result for any execution on the same data set. We present PureSpark, an executable formal Haskell specification for Spark aggregate combinators. Our specification allows us to deduce the precise condition for deterministic outcomes from Spark aggregation. We report case studies analyzing deterministic outcomes and correctness of Spark programs.
Published
2017
Pages
421-438
Journal
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 10299, ISSN 0302-9743
Proceedings
Proceedings of NETYS'17
Conference
The 5th international conference on networked systems, Marrakech, MA
Publisher
Springer Verlag
Place
Heidelberg, DE
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB11330,
   author = "Chih-Duo Hong and Yu-Fang Chen and Ond\v{r}ej Leng\'{a}l and Shin-Cheng Mu and Nishant Sinha and Bow-Yaw Wang",
   title = "An Executable Sequential Specification for Spark Aggregation",
   pages = "421--438",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of NETYS'17",
   journal = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
   number = 10299,
   year = 2017,
   location = "Heidelberg, DE",
   publisher = "Springer Verlag",
   ISSN = "0302-9743",
   doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-59647-1\_31",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/11330"
}
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