[][src]Crate streaming_algorithms

SIMD-accelerated implementations of various streaming algorithms.

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This library is a work in progress. PRs are very welcome! Currently implemented algorithms include:

  • Count–min sketch
  • Top k (Count–min sketch plus a doubly linked hashmap to track heavy hitters / top k keys when ordered by aggregated value)
  • HyperLogLog
  • Reservoir sampling

A goal of this library is to enable composition of these algorithms; for example Top k + HyperLogLog to enable an approximate version of something akin to SELECT key FROM table GROUP BY key ORDER BY COUNT(DISTINCT value) DESC LIMIT k.

Run your application with RUSTFLAGS="-C target-cpu=native" and the nightly feature to benefit from the SIMD-acceleration like so:

RUSTFLAGS="-C target-cpu=native" cargo run --features "streaming_algorithms/nightly" --release

See this gist for a good list of further algorithms to be implemented. Other resources are Probabilistic data structures – Wikipedia, DataSketches – A similar Java library originating at Yahoo, and Algebird – A similar Java library originating at Twitter.

As these implementations are often in hot code paths, unsafe is used, albeit only when necessary to a) achieve the asymptotically optimal algorithm or b) mitigate an observed bottleneck.



An implementation of a count-min sketch data structure with conservative updating for increased accuracy.


An implementation of the HyperLogLog data structure with bias correction.


Like HyperLogLog but implements Ord and Eq by using the estimate of the cardinality.


Given population and sample sizes, returns true if this element is in the sample. Without replacement.


Reservoir sampling. Without replacement, and the returned order is unstable.


This probabilistic data structure tracks the n top keys given a stream of (key,value) tuples, ordered by the sum of the values for each key (the "aggregated value"). It uses only O(n) space.


An iterator over the entries and counts in a Top datastructure.



Intersect zero or more &Self to create Option<Self>.


An optimisation for cases like putting a HyperLogLog inside a Count–min sketch, where intersecting, adding a val, and then unioning that with counters is the same as simply adding the val to the counters.


New instances are instantiable given a specified input of <Self as New>::Config.


Union Self with Rhs in place.