As the data volumes are growing rapidly, most of the processing needs to be distributed to several
machines. Whereas the data processing over the distributed machines accompanies a few difficulties such as
parallelism, scalability, machine failures and large data sizes. To face these challenges, much work has been carried out
in this Big data domain. As a result, an extensive list of processing models and its co-existent technologies has been
proposed for distributed cluster computing. However, there is a lack of comprehensive and comparative study to
evaluate and choose from the number of options available. While many distributed computing technologies have
emerged recently it can also be tough to understand how these technologies are related. We comprehend and briefly
discussed the underlined architecture of distributed computing for a better understanding of the relations among various
Big data technologies. This work also surveys features, strengths, and limitations of existing processing models by
comparing them. Most of the existing data processing models are generally specific to particular application domain. In
this work, we are also supporting the generic processing model that works for a variety of workloads as well as new
application domains. Few of the key characteristics mentioned here can potentially guide in making an educated
decision about the right combination of distributed processing technologies.
Published In:IJCSN Journal Volume 6, Issue 6
Date of Publication : December 2017
Pages : 728-745
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Harish Mamilla : is a research assistant at the
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He received his bachelor’s
degree in computer science from Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University, Kakinada, India. He is currently
working as Information Systems Officer at India’s Largest
Enterprise, IndianOil Corportation Limited. His research
interests include distributed fault-tolerant computing, Big data
Sai Pradeep : is a research assistant at the
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He received his bachelor’s
degree in computer science from M. S. Ramaiah Institute Of
Technology, Bangalore, India. His research interests include
distributed computing, computing cluster resource
Suresh C Gupta : is a visiting faculty in the
Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He worked as Scientist at
Computer Group at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
and NCSDCT (Now C-DAC Mumbai). Till recently, he worked
as Deputy Director General, Scientist -G at National
Informatics Centre, Government of India. His research
interests includes Software Engineering, Data Bases, Cloud
Computing, Software Defined Storage and Networks.
Distributed Computing, Big data, Data processing models, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Flink
In this work, we analyzed the distributed data
processing complete technology stack along with their
ecosystem by putting them into a layered architecture.
We discussed recent projects in each of these layers
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approaches to distributed processing such as batch,
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and related insights were presented and discussed. In
this survey, we primarily focused on the
comprehensive review of data processing engines that
are currently available. Besides, we have focused on
the components of the generic processing engine. The
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judgmental for one particular project but rather to
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