Department of Computer Science
PIGEON: Progress indicator for subgraph queries
© 2015 IEEE. Subgraph queries have been a fundamental query for retrieving patterns from graph data. Due to the well known NP hardness of subgraph queries, those queries may sometimes take a long time to complete. Our recent investigation on real- world datasets revealed that the performance of queries on graphs generally varies greatly. In other words, query clients may occasionally encounter 'unexpectedly' long execution from a subgraph query processor. This paper aims to demonstrate a tool that alleviates the problem by monitoring subgraph query progress. Specifically, we present a novel subgraph query progress indicator called PIGEON that exploits query-time information to report to users accurate estimated query progress. In the demonstration, users may interact with PIGEON to gain insights on the query evaluation, which include the following: Users are enabled to (i) monitor query progress; (ii) analyze the causes of long query times; and (iii) abort queries that run abnormally long, which may sometimes contain human errors.
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2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
Xie, Xiaojing, Zhe Fan, Byron Choi, Peipei Yi, Sourav S. Bhowmick, and Shuigeng Zhou. "PIGEON: Progress indicator for subgraph queries." 2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2015): 1492-1495.