Gerhard Weikum
Gerhard Weikum

Where’s the Data in the Big Data Wave?

Big Data, Databases, Publication policy

Big Data should be Interesting Data! There are various definitions of Big Data; most center around a number of V’s like volume, velocity, variety, veracity – in short: interesting data (interesting in at least one aspect). However, when you look into research papers on Big Data, in SIGMOD, VLDB, or ICDE, the data that you […]

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Thomas Haigh
Thomas Haigh

Fifty Years of Databases

Databases, History

Fifty years ago a small team working to automate the business processes of the General Electric Low Voltage Switch Gear Department in Philadelphia built the first functioning prototype of a database management system. The Integrated Data Store was designed by Charles W. Bachman, who later won the ACM’s Turing Award for the accomplishment. He was […]

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Chen Li
Chen Li

Entrepreneurship in Data Management Research

Research Commercialization, Search, Startups

As data is becoming increasingly more important in our society, there are many successful companies doing data-related businesses. This field grows so fast that many new startups are launched with the goal to become the “next Google.” This trend also provides a lot of entrepreneurship opportunities for our community working on data management research. This […]

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Donald Kossmann
Donald Kossmann

A Few More Words on Big Data

Big Data

Big Data is the buzzword in the database community these days. Two of the first three blog entries of the SIGMOD blog are on Big Data. There was a plenary research session with invited talks at the 2012 SIGMOD Conference and there will be a panel at the 2012 VLDB Conference. Probably, everything has already […]

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M. Tamer Özsu
M. Tamer Özsu

Computer science publication culture: where to go from here?

Publication policy

Computer science publication culture and practices has become an active discussion topic. Moshe Vardi has written a number of editorials in Communications of ACM on the topic that can be found here and here, and these have generated considerable discussion. The conversation on this issue has been expanding and Jagadish has collected the writings on […]

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