Seminar by prof. Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Welcome to the talk by prof. Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (University of Fribourg,

TITLE: Array Versioning in SciDB - a Science-Oriented
Database Management System

WHEN: May 06 Fri, 10:00

WHERE: SICS, Knuth seminar room

ABSTRACT: In this talk I will introduce SciDB, a new
open-source and massively parallel platform for array data storage, processing,
and analysis. I will review a number of scientific use-cases and describe how
these use-cases have determined the features and functionality of the system. I
will introduce SciDB's data model, and will describe some of the key
architectural features of the system including columnar storage, parallel
user-defined functions, and overlapping array partitioning. Finally, I will
introduce how successive versions of the same array are optimally stored and compressed
in the system.

BIO OF THE SPEAKER: Philippe Cudre-Mauroux is an
associate professor at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Previously,
he was a postdoctoral associate working in the Database Systems group at MIT.
He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL,
where he won both the Doctorate Award and the EPFL Press Mention in 2007.
Before joining the University of Fribourg, he worked on distributed information
management systems for HP, IBM T.J. Watson Research, and Microsoft Research
Asia. His research interests are in exascale data management infrastructures
for non-relational data. 


Friday, May 6, 2011, 12:00