The Big Data ISTC: A Retrospection by Michael Stonebraker, Samuel Madden and Timothy Mattson

The Big Data ISTC is a research project sponsored by Intel that ran for five years (August 2012- August 2017).  This blog post highlights some of the accomplishments and lessons learned during this period. Big data is usually categorized into … Continue reading

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ISTC Researchers to Present Papers at VLDB 2017 Conference

ISTC for Big Data principal Investigators, researchers, and their students will present a number of papers at the 2017 International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2017) in Munich, Germany, August 28-September 1, 2017.  (To read any of the papers, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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ForeCache: Raising the Bar in Big Data Visual Exploration

By Leilani Battle, MIT CSAIL In many discussions with scientists across a variety of specialties, we have found that interactive visualizations are important tools for helping people make sense of massive amounts of data. In particular, interactive visualizations are critical … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data Researchers Present at NEDB Day 2016

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators and researchers presented a broad base of research at North East Database Day 2016, which was sponsored by Microsoft and held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., January 28, 2016. The 8th Annual North … 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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Pushing the Boundaries of Visual Interactive Analytics

  As the volume, variety and velocity of data grow, data analysts struggle with asking and answering big questions of the data – even with the availability of increasingly sophisticated data visualization tools. It takes far too long for analysts … 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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