Query Modeling and Optimization in the BigDAWG Polystore System

By Jennie Duggan, Northwestern University At VLDB 2015, the ISTC for Big Data team presented a demo of the BigDAWG polystore system. This blog post highlights some of the research challenges we are exploring as we build this novel system. … Continue reading

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2015: Momentum, Moments and Memories

Greetings of the season from the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data.  As 2015 comes to a close, we thought we would share some moments and memories that were captured here in the ISTC for Big Data blog … Continue reading

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ISTC to Unveil New Big Data Federation Architecture at VLDB 2015

At the upcoming Very Large Data Bases 2015 Conference in Hawaii, the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data will unveil its first big “capstone” project: a federated reference architecture that enables query processing over multiple databases, where each … Continue reading

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Winning at Big Data: What’s Math Got to Do with It? (A Lot)

Big Data describes a new era in the digital age in which the volume, velocity and variety of data created across a wide range of fields – from Internet search and social media to finance and healthcare to defense and … Continue reading

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Big Data in Transportation and Urban Planning

By Kristin Tufte, Portland State University, and Deena Platman, DKS Associates The Urban Planning and Transportation domains are undergoing a major change in data collection and usage. Two major factors contributing to this change are: first, a significant increase in … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data: 2015 and Beyond

By Sam Madden, ISTC for Big Data Co-Director Happy New Year, ISTC for Big Data blog readers! It’s been a busy year here at the ISTC for Big Data.  In this post, I call out a few of our highlights … Continue reading

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ISTC Researchers Present at CIDR 2015 January 5 & 6, 2015

ISTC for Big Data researchers will have a robust presence at CIDR 2015, the 7th biennial conference on innovative data systems research, January 4-7 in Asilomar, Calif. Here are summaries of the talks to be given by researchers (click on … Continue reading

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Beyond Data Lakes: The DataHub

Organizations are scrambling to capitalize on Big Data for business analytics. By necessity, they’ve developed some creative new data management ideas. Data lakes is one of these. Cheap commodity servers, clustering, cloud, Hadoop and distributed data storage methods have laid … Continue reading

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Using Big Data to Predict Mortality in ICU Patients

Today, Monday, August 25 at the 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in New York, ISTC for Big Data researchers will present a paper entitled “Unfolding Physiological State: Mortality Modelling in Intensive Care Units.”  The paper … Continue reading

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Graph Analytics: The New Use Case for Relational Databases

ByAlekh Jindal, MIT CSAIL Graph analytics are becoming increasingly popular with several new big-data application domains such as social networks, transportation networks, ad networks, e-commerce, and web search. However, these graph analytics workloads are seen as quite different from traditional database … Continue reading

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