Tag Archives: Cloud

VisualCloud: A DBMS for Virtual Reality

By Brandon Haynes, Artem Minyaylov, Magdalena Balazinska, Luis Ceze and Alvin Cheung of the University of Washington Our ability to collect videos en masse can revolutionize how we interact with the world by enabling powerful virtual reality (VR) video applications … 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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Guaranteeing Query Runtimes for Analytics-as-a-Service

By Jennifer Ortiz and Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington A variety of data analytics systems are available as cloud services today, including Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Redshift and Azure’s HDInsight. With these services, users have access to compute clusters that come … 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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Tupleware: An Inside Look

By Eugene Wu, PhD Candidate, MIT CSAIL At the recent ISTC for Big Data annual Research Retreat, Tim Kraska of Brown University presented an in-depth look at Tupleware, an in-memory, read-only distributed computation framework that supports multiple languages. Typical “cloud” … 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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Myria: Making Strides in Big Data Management as a Service

By Magdalena  Balazinska,  University of Washington At the recent SIGMOD 2014 conference, we demonstrated the Myria Big Data Management and Analytics Service. Myria is a cloud service developed and operated by the University of Washington Database Group and eScience Institute. The … Continue reading

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VLDB 2013: ISTC Faculty Members to Present Keynote and Five Papers

ISTC for Big Data faculty members and their students will present five papers at the 39th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 26 to 30, 2013, in Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy. In addition, ISTC for Big Data … Continue reading

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Faculty Members to Present Four Papers at SIGMOD/PODS 2013

ISTC for Big Data faculty members will present four papers at the 2013 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference, June 22-27, 2013, in New York City.   SIGMOD/PODS is a leading international conference about the theoretical aspects of databases, and annually showcases papers of … Continue reading

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Big Data New Year’s Resolutions

Five Things to Watch for in 2013 By Sam Madden, Ph.D.  Happy New Year to the global Big Data community.  Since it’s that time of year for resolutions, here are some of the things we here at the ISTC for … Continue reading

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