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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Jennifer Widom
Jennifer Widom

From 100 Students to 100,000

Online Education

Typically I teach around 100 students per year in my introductory database course. This past fall my enrollment was a whopping 60,000. Admittedly, only 25,000 of them chose to submit assignments, and a mere 6500 achieved a strong final score. But even with 6500 students, I more than quadrupled the total number of students I’ve […]

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Georgia Koutrika
Georgia Koutrika

The ACM SIGMOD Blog

Uncategorized

In the era of blogs and social networks, ACM SIGMOD gets social! The ACM SIGMOD Blog is the official blog site for ACM SIGMOD. This blog aims at catching the heartbeat of our community on exciting and controversial topics that are of interest to the community, and facilitate intelligent discussions among researchers on such topics. […]

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