Intel and the ISTC for Big Data (2012-2017): A Powerful Collaboration

By Jeff Parkhurst, Ph.D. and Timothy G. Mattson, Ph.D., Intel  The year 2012 was arguably the year that Big Data went mainstream. Data was being hailed as a new class of economic asset, similar to currency or gold, from the … Continue reading

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Solving the “One Concurrency Control Does Not Fit All” Problem for OLTP Databases

By Dixin Tang and Aaron J. Elmore, University of Chicago In this post, we present a new transactional database system that adaptively changes data organization and concurrency control protocols in response to workload changes. With the increasing memory sizes of … Continue reading

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ISTC Releases Open Source Code for BigDAWG Polystore System

By Dr. Tim Mattson, Intel and Dr. Vijay Gadepally and Kyle O’Brien, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Today, the ISTC for Big Data released the first version of BigDAWG, our polystore system for simplifying integration and analytics of disparate data at scale. BigDAWG is … Continue reading

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ISTC Researchers Present Work at NEDB Day 2017

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators, researchers and their students presented work at North East Database Day 2017, held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., on January 27, 2017. Microsoft and Facebook sponsored the event. The 9th Annual North East … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data 2016 Research Highlights

In 2016, ISTC for Big Data principal investigators, researchers and their students continued to break down the barriers to data analytics at scale, with creative new approaches and infrastructure software. Developments are being integrated into BigDAWG, the next-generation polystore architecture … Continue reading

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Write-Behind Logging

By Joy Arulraj, Matthew Perron, and Andrew Pavlo, Carnegie Mellon University In a joint collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs, we explore the changes required in the logging and recovery algorithms in non-volatile memory database management systems (DBMSs). The results of this work … Continue reading

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Polystore Databases to be Examined at IEEE, CIDR Conferences

Polystores, a more-modern approach to sharing heterogeneous data that addresses Big Data’s volume, variety and velocity demands, will be the topic of discussion at two upcoming conferences: The first IEEE Workshop on Methods to Manage Heterogeneous Big Data and Polystore Databases, … Continue reading

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PipeGen: A Data Pipe Generator for Hybrid Analytics

By Brandon Haynes, Alvin Cheung, and Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington As the number of big data management systems continues to grow, users increasingly seek to leverage multiple systems in the context of a single data analysis task. A critical challenge … Continue reading

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Interactive Search and Exploration over Large Multidimensional Data

by Alexander Kalinin, Ugur Cetintemel and Stan Zdonik of Brown University In the Big Data era, professionals across scientific areas need efficient, interactive ad-hoc data analysis. Ideally, they need generic and reusable systems tools for interactive search, exploration and mining … Continue reading

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Genomics Data, Analytics and the Future of Climate Change

By Vijay Gadepally, MIT CSAIL, in collaboration with the Chisholm Laboratory at MIT Meet Prochlorococcus marinus, a marine cyanobacterium that’s intricately linked to the global carbon cycle, widely present in seawater, and possibly holds secrets to future climate change. These … Continue reading

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