The master's portion of 544M will consists for four reading assignments, consisting of one or two research papers each. You will turn in a review for each reading assignment (suggested length: 2 pages) at specific dates, usually on Friday's. Office hours for these readings will be on a per need basis. At the end of the quarter you will bundle the reviews into a 9-10 page report on Advanced Data Management Techniques (you can call it differently if you'd like).
A.Y. Halevy. Answering Queries Using Views: A Survey. VLDB Journal, 10(4), Sections 1-6, and 9.
You may restrict your discussion (and reading) to the following sections: sec. 1 sec. 2 (without 2.4) sec. 3. Sec. 6.1. Sec. 6.3.
Questions to Address:
Due date: Friday, 4/23/2010, by e-mail.
Michael J. Cahill, Uwe Röhm, Alan David Fekete: Serializable isolation for snapshot databases. SIGMOD Conference 2008: 729-738
Questions to Address What is snapshot isolation and who uses it ? Why is snapshot isolation not serializable ? What are the main approaches to make the snapshot isolation serializable ? What approach is taken by the paper ?
Due date: Friday, 5/7/2010, by e-mail.
Questions to Adress
Due date: Friday, 5/21/2010, by e-mail.
Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat: MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters. OSDI 2004: 137-150
Ronnie Chaiken, Bob Jenkins, Per-Åke Larson, Bill Ramsey, Darren Shakib, Simon Weaver, Jingren Zhou, SCOPE: Easy and Efficient Parallel Processing of Massive Data Sets., VDLB 2008
Suggested Questions To Address: What are the major differences/similarities between MapReduce and SCOPE ? What extensions/restrictions does SCOPE consider for SQL, and why ? Comment on the way SCOPE is integrated with C# (is this useful or not, good or bad). Discuss how SCOPE approaches query optimization and evaluation.
Due date: Friday, 6/4/2008, by e-mail.
Due date Friday, 6/4/2010, by e-mail.