DB group member Bill Marczak, also a founding member of BahrainWatch, has been working for the last many months with Google engineer Morgan Marquis-Boire tracking down Bahraini goverment use of commercial anti-crime spyware to monitor citizens. Marczak and Marquis-Boire recently unveiled their results in coordination with computer security firms, and received major press [...]
The demonstration of AMPLab’s Shark query processing system was given the “Best Demo” Award at the SIGMOD 2012 Conference held in Phoenix this week.
The demo proposal was entitled “Shark: Fast Data Analysis Using Coarse-grained Distributed Memory” by Cliff Engle, Antonio Lupher, Reynold Xin, Matei Zaharia, Michael Franklin, Scott Shenker and Ion Stoica.
At the [...]
The CrowdDB prototype was presented at 3 sessions during the VLDB 2011 Conference in Seattle, WA, 8/29-9/1/11. The demo showed the CrowdDB system running live queries over both Amazon Mechanical Turk and a mobile crowdsourcing application built in the AMPLab.
The VLDB demo track received 89 submissions from around the world this year, and 28 [...]
After the paper at SIGMOD, we will be demonstrating CrowdDB in VLDB 2011.
CrowdDB: Query Processing with the VLDB Crowd
Databases often give incorrect answers when data are missing or semantic understanding of the data is required. Processing such queries requires human input for providing the missing information, for performing computationally difﬁcult functions, and for [...]
MADlib is an open-source statistical analytics package for SQL, with contributors from UC Berkeley’s database group, and engineers at EMC-Greenplum. Last Friday we launched the first beta release version, 0.20beta, with installers for PostgreSQL and Greenplum under Linux and OS X.
More details in a post at Joe Hellerstein’s [...]
Researchers from Berkeley, Microsoft, MIT, Santa Cruz, Stanford, and Wisconsin gathered together on Monday June 6 in Berkeley. The goal of the meeting was to bring together people interested in crowd sourcing from a data management perspective in order to exchange ideas and experiences in this exciting new field and maybe at the end of [...]
Kuang Chen, Akshay Kannan and Andrea Spillman were honored as second-place winners in the CITRIS Big Ideas competition for 2011 for their proposal for “Data in the First Mile: The Case for Shreddr and paper-based data collection”. Kuang published a paper on the subject in CIDR 2011, where he also received the 2nd [...]
July 2010: Joe Hellerstein named to Fortune’s list of 50 Smartest People in Tech June 2010: Postdoc Haryadi Gunawi honored at ACM Awards ceremony with honorable mention for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award May 2010: BOOM project chosen for MIT Technology Review TR10 as one of the “10 most important emerging technologies” of the year. December [...]
- DB seminar 12/02/11, 12:30 – Michael Carey: Towards a Scalable, Semistructured Data Platform for Evolving World Models
- DB seminar 11/18/11, 12:30 – Jignesh Patel: Implications of Evolving Hardware Trends: Towards Energy-Conscious Main-Memory Data Processing
- 11/04/11, 12:30 – Carlo Zaniolo: Query Languages & Systems for Continuous Analytics and Data Mining: the Stream Mill Experience
- DB seminar 10/28/11, 12:30 – Anastasia Ailamaki: Scaling up database transactions
- DB seminar 10/21/11, 12:30 – John Wu: Parallel Index and Query for Large Scale Data Analysis