Database Seminar

Organised by: Magda Balazinska

The Database Group meets on Mondays at 3.30pm-4.20pm in CSE 405, Allen Center.

Upcoming talks are announced on uw-db@cs. Please sign up for the mailing list.


Date Presenter Talk Title
Apr 8 Victor Active SLAs
Apr 15 Prasang Towards multi-tenant performance SLOs.
Apr 22 Jennifer Supporting extensible performance SLAs for cloud databases
Apr 29 Paris PMAX
May 6 Prasang NoSQL Overview
May 13 Paper: Emad; System: Jeremy Key-value Stores
May 20 Paper: Jingjing System: Brandon Extensible Record Stores
May 27
June 3 Paper: Kristi; System: Shengliang Document Stores and NewSQL


Active SLAs

P. Xiong, Y. Chi, S. Zhu, J. Tatemura, C. Pu, and H. Hacigümü¸ S. ActiveSLA: a profit-oriented admission control framework for database-as-a-service providers. In Proc. of the Second SoCC Conf., pages 15:1–15:14, 2011

Towards multi-tenant performance SLOs

W. Lang, S. Shankar, J. M. Patel, and A. Kalhan. Towards multi-tenant performance SLOs. In Proc. of the 28th ICDE Conf., pages 702–713, 2012

Supporting extensible performance SLAs for cloud databases

O. Papaemmanouil. Supporting extensible performance SLAs for cloud databases. ICDEW, 0:123–126, 2012.


Z. Liu, H. Hacigümüs, H. J. Moon, Y. Chi, and W. P. Hsiung. PMAX: Tenant placement in multitenant databases for profit maximization. In Proc. of the EDBT Conf., pages 442–453, 2013.

NoSQL Overview

Scalable SQL and NoSQL Data Stores, Rick Cattell, SIGMOD Record, December 2010 (Vol. 39, No. 4)

System: Memcached.

Key-value Stores

B. DeCandia et al, “Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key_Value Store”, Proceedings 21st ACM SIGOPS Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 2007.

System: SimpleDB.

Extensible Record Stores

Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data Fay Chang, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Wilson C. Hsieh, Deborah A. Wallach, Mike Burrows, Tushar Chandra, Andrew Fikes, and Robert E. Gruber. OSDI’06.

System: HBase

Document Stores and NewSQL

For Document Stores: CouchDB and MongoDB (no paper) Students can also take a look at Cloudant and Couchbase.


for NewSQL: Spanner paper from OSDI’12