Department of Computer Engineering
S E M I N A R
Delivering the Promise of Scalable and Elastic Data Management in the Cloud
Amr El Abbadi
University of California, Santa Barbara
Over the past two decades, database and systems researchers have made significant advances in the development of algorithms and techniques to provide data management solutions that carefully balance the three major requirements when dealing with critical data: high availability, reliability, and data consistency. However, over the past few years the data requirements, in terms of data availability and system scalability, from Internet scale enterprises that provide services and cater to millions of users has been unprecedented. Cloud computing has emerged as an extremely successful paradigm for deploying Internet and Web-based applications. Scalability, elasticity, pay-per-use pricing, and autonomic control of large-scale operations are the major reasons for the successful widespread adoption of cloud infrastructures. In this talk, we analyze the design choices that allowed modern scalable data management systems to achieve orders of magnitude higher levels of scalability compared to traditional databases. With this understanding, we highlight some design principles for data management systems that can be used to augment existing databases with new cloud features such as scalability, elasticity, and autonomy. We then analyze several state of the art systems and discuss our proposed system, G-Store, which provides transactional guarantees on data granules formed on-demand while being efficient and scalable. Finally, we will present Zephyr, a technique for on-demand live database migration, which is critical to provide lightweight elasticity as a first class notion in the next generation of database systems. Zephyr efficiently migrates live databases in a shared nothing transactional database architecture.
Bio: Amr El Abbadi is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served as a journal editor for several database journals, including, currently, The VLDB Journal. He has been Program Chair for multiple database and distributed systems conferences, most recently SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 and ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) 2011. He has also served as a board member of the VLDB Endowment from 20022008. In 2007, Prof. El Abbadi received the UCSB Senate Outstanding Mentorship Award for his excellence in mentoring graduate students. He has published over 250 articles in databases and distributed systems. He is an ACM Fellow and former chair of UCSB CS department.
DATE: 08 June, 2012, Friday @ 10:40