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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H. V. Jagadish
H. V. Jagadish

Big Data: It’s Not Just the Analytics

Analytics, Big Data

I was recently approached by an entrepreneur who had an interesting way to correlate short term performance of a stock with news reports about the stock. Needless to say, there are many places from which one can get the news, and what results one gets from this sort of analysis does depend on the input […]

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Joseph Hellerstein
Joseph Hellerstein

MADlib: An Open-Source Library for Scalable Analytics

Analytics

tl;dr: MADlib is an open-source library of scalable in-database algorithms for machine learning, statistics and other analytic tasks. MADlib is supported with people-power from Greenplum; researchers at Berkeley, Florida and Wisconsin are also contributing. The project recently released a MADlib TR, and is now welcoming additional community contributions. Warehousing → Science Back in 2008, I […]

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