Welcome!

Article

Solving a JOIN Computation by SQL and esProc

How to Facilitate Relational Reference: Generic, Sequence, and Table Sequence

Based on the generic data type, esProc provides the sequence and the Table Sequence for implementing the complete set-lizing and the much more convenient relational queries.

esProc

 

The relation between the department and the employee is one-to-many and that between the employee and the SSN (Social Security Number) is one-to-one. Everything is related to everything else in the world. The relational query is the access to relational dataset with the mathematical linguistics. Thanks to the associated query, the relational database (RDBMS) is extensively adopted.

I Case and Comparison

Case

There is a telecommunications enterprise that needs to perform this analysis: to find out the annual outstanding employees whose line manager having been awarded the president honor. The data are from two tables: the first is the department table mainly consisting of deptName and manager fields; and the second is the employee table mainly consisting of the empName, empHonor, and empDept fields;

For empHonor, three kinds of values can be obtained: First, null value; Second, "president's award" and PA for short; Third, "employee of the year" and EOY for short; The corresponding relations are usually belong to either of the two below groups: empDept & deptName, and Manager & empName.

SQL Solution

SELECT A.*

FROM employee A,department B,employee C

WHERE A.empDept=B.deptName AND B.manager=C.empName AND A.empHonor=‘EOY' AND C.empHornor=‘PA'

Complex SQL JOIN query can be used to solve such problems. In this case, we choose the nested query that is brief and clear. The association statements after "where" have established one-to-many relation between deptName and empDept, and the one-to-one relation between manager and empName.

esProc Solution

employee.select(empHonor:"EOY",empDept.manager.empHornor:"PA")

The esProc solution is quite intuitive: select the employees with EOY on condition that the line respective managers of these employees have won the "PA".

Comparison

Regarding the SQL solution, the SQL statements is lengthy and not intuitive. Actually, the complete associated query statement is "inner join...on...". We have put it in a rather simplified way or the statements would be even harder to comprehend.

Regarding the esProc solution, the esProc fields are of generic type, which can point to any data and dataset. Therefore, you can simply use "." symbol to access the associated table directly. By representing in such intuitive and easy-to-understand way, esProc users can convert the complicated and lengthy SQL statement for multiple table association to the simple object access. This is unachievable if using SQL.

II Function Description:

Generic Data Type

The data in esProc are all of generic type, that is, the data types are not strictly distinguished. Therefore, a data can be a simple data like "1" or "PA" ,or a set like [1," PA"], or a set composed of sets like the database records.

Sequence

esProc

A sequence is a data structure specially designed for the mass data analysis. It is similar to the concept of "array + set" in the senior language. That is to say, esProc users can assess members of any type according to its serial number, and perform the intersection, union, and complementary set operations on these members. The sequence is characterized with two outstanding features: generic type, and being ordered.

For example, let's suppose that the sequence A is a set of line managers, and the sequence B is a set of award-winning employees. Then, the award-winning departments can be computed as a result of A^B. The top three departments can be obtained as a result of [1,2,3] (Please refer to other documents for the characteristics of being ordered).

esProc provides a great many of easy-to-use functions for sequence. The analysis will be greatly simplified if you grasped the use of sequence well.

Table Sequence

The Table Sequence is a sequence of database structure. As a sequence, it is characterized by being generic and ordered. In addition, Table Sequence also inherited the concept of database table that allows for the access to data with the field and the record.

esProc

The characteristics of generic type allow for the associated query in a quite convenient way in which the access to the record of associated table is just like the access to object. For example, to access the line manager of a certain employee, you can just compose "empDept.manager". By comparison, the counterpart SQL syntax requires quite lots of wieldy association statements: "from...where..." or "left outer/right outer/inner join...on..."

Moreover, the characteristics of being ordered are quite useful and convenient for solving the tough computational problems relating to the Table Sequence and serial numbers, such as computing the top N, year-on-year statistics, and link relative ratio analysis.

III Advantages

The Access Syntax to Convert Complexity to Simplicity

esProc users can use "." to access the record in the associated table. Compared with the lengthy and complicated association syntax of SQL, such access method and style is much easier.

Intuitive Analysis is Ideal for Business Specialist

Analyzing from the business aspect, the business specialist can reach the result more correctly and rapidly. esProc users can access to the associated data in an intuitive way following the business descriptions and thus it is ideal for business specialist.

Easy to Analyze and Solve Problem

The sequence and table sequence of esProc is fit for processing the mass data. Even for the complicated multiple-table association, esProc users can solve the problems conveniently in the process of data analysis.

About esProc: http://www.raqsoft.com/product-esproc

More Stories By Jessica Qiu

Jessica Qiu is the editor of Raqsoft. She provides press releases for data computation and data analytics.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, will discuss using predictive analytics to ...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed when a PaaS is in place, and why. Isn't that what a PaaS provides? A solution to the deployment and runtime challenges of an application? Why would anyone using a PaaS then need an automation engine with workflow ...