Ray Summit

Simplify Big Data & AI on Spark and Ray with MLSQL

Tuesday, June 22, 9:20PM UTC

Dong Li, PMC Member, Apache Kylin | Founding Member & Product Head, Kyligence

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Most organizations prefer Python for AI and machine learning, but the JVM-based distributed system is also popular for big data processing. Many Ray users are willing to incorporate parallel data processing directly into Python applications but suffer from the complexity and low efficiency of existing solutions.

MLSQL is a new SQL variant designed for big data and AI scenarios. It is open source with Apache License V2.0. With MLSQL, users can perform self-service machine learning and AI tasks on large scale datasets on top of Ray and Spark, without caring about the different programming paradigms between PySpark and Ray, simply by writing a few lines of SQL statements. MLSQL optimized its distributed engine by combining Spark and Ray and improving the underlying data exchanging efficiency between them. Also, users can run the same piece of code on any Ray cluster of their choice.

In this presentation, Dong Li will outline the basics of MLSQL with a live demo and a deep-dive into how MLSQL implements Spark+Ray on the engine side to build an efficient and single substrate for big data and AI.


Dong Li

Dong Li

PMC Member, Apache Kylin | Founding Member & Product Head, Kyligence

Dong Li is the Founding Member and Senior Director of Product and Innovation at Kyligence, an Apache Kylin Core Developer (Committer) and member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) where he focuses on big data technology development. Previously, he was a Senior Engineer in eBay's Global Analytics Infrastructure Department, a Software Development Engineer for Microsoft Cloud Computing and Enterprise Products, and a core member of the Microsoft Business Products Dynamics Asia Pacific team where he participated in the development of a new generation of cloud-based ERP solutions.