Of late there has been a lot of attention over SQL query planning engines, especially with the rise of “SQL on Hadoop”. With the proliferation of multiple storage solutions like Hadoop, Hbase and NoSQL DBs has also come the problem of accessing data in a uniform way. Each storage solution has come up with its own set of APIs and “SQL-like” querying languages. This poses a serious challenge and steepens the learning curve for scientists and researchers accessing data on a large scale. Many players in the Big Data space have realized this and are moving towards ANSI SQL standards.