GSoC 2010 is over!
It was a great experience. First time for me contributing to a top class project. I must say that I was a bit worried at the beginning: understanding a big and complex project like Apache Pig is not an easy task.
I managed to get my project done and I passed the final evaluation. I want to thank my mentor Daniel Dai for the support he gave me during the project and for his patience. The result of my efforts was a 10x improvement in speed of the comparator I worked on. This translated to a ~20% improvement to target queries in the standard PigMix2 bench suite. Neat!
All the code has already been integrated in Pig and will be out with the 0.8 release (branched a few days ago).
Now I am eager to get my hands on my GSoC t-shirt 🙂