A talk from given by Julian Hyde and Tomer Shiran at Hadoop Summit, Dublin. Data scientists and analysts want the best API, DSL or query language possible, not to be limited by what the processing engine can support. Polyalgebra is an extension to relational algebra that separates the user language from the engine, so you can choose the best language and engine for the job. It also allows the system to optimize queries and cache results. We demonstrate how Ibis uses Polyalgebra to execute the same Python-based machine learning queries on Impala, Drill and Spark. And we show how to build Polyalgebra expressions in Calcite and how to define optimization rules and storage handlers.