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New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL for New OLTP Apps
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New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL for New OLTP Apps

New SQL should be considered as an alternative to NoSQL or Old SQL for New OLTP applications. If New OLTP is as big a market as I foresee, we will see many more...

Research Directions for Machine Learning and Algorithms
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Research Directions for Machine Learning and Algorithms

An in-depth discussion of near-term research directions for machine learning and algorithms.

Information Privacy: Changing Norms and Expectations
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Information Privacy: Changing Norms and Expectations

That picture of you at a family reunion, squinting into the sun, can rarely be delimited by a physical location once it is placed on the web. Instead, information...

Embracing Noise or Why Computer Scientists Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Errors
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Embracing Noise or Why Computer Scientists Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Errors

Precision is not required in everything or even most things.  Failures are best handled by expecting them all the time, not treating them as exceptions.  We should...

Intellectual Amplification via Computing
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Intellectual Amplification via Computing

As the recent performance of IBM's Watson system on the game show Jeopardy! illustrated, the combination of large-scale data, rich algorithm suites and powerful...

Big Data, Big Problems
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Big Data, Big Problems

U.S. government agencies are spending boatloads of money on pushing the envelope of massive compute servers, but appear to be ignoring the fact that many research...

Managing Scientific Data: Coping with a Multidisciplinary World - Grace Hopper talk
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Managing Scientific Data: Coping with a Multidisciplinary World - Grace Hopper talk

This is a report on a talk by Claudia Bauzer Medeiros on Managing Scientific Data.

Why Enterprises Are Uninterested in NoSQL
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Why Enterprises Are Uninterested in NoSQL

Here's my two cents worth on why an estimated 61% of enterprise users are either ignorant about or uninterested in NoSQL.

My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses
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My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses

Data warehouses, business intelligence, business analytics, and complex analytics are the subject of increasingly intense marketing wars, seemingly accelerated...

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The First ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC)

Earlier this summer the first ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. With three stellar keynotes and an exceptional program, the inaugural...

In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico
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In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico

These “grand challenges” of systems biology encompass almost every aspect of modern computing, from numerical and symbolic methods through data management and analytics...

Web Applications Crave Memory
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Web Applications Crave Memory

Big web applications are hungry for RAM.  They want lots of low power RAM.  And they want little else.

CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems
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CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the goals of this years Computers Freedom and Privacy conference is to ask the question, "Can we be 'smart' and private?"  Wednesday's panel onIntellegent...

Errors in Database Systems, Eventual Consistency, and  the CAP Theorem
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Errors in Database Systems, Eventual Consistency, and the CAP Theorem

Recently, there has been considerable renewed interest in the CAP theorem for database management system (DBMS) applications that span multiple processing sites...

WSDM 2010: Day 3
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WSDM 2010: Day 3

Third day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 2
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WSDM 2010: Day 2

 Report on 2nd day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 1
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WSDM 2010: Day 1

 Report on first day of WSDM 2010 conference.

Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)
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Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

 Report on Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010).

What Will 2010 Bring?
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What Will 2010 Bring?

What changes will we see in 2010 in computing?

The "NoSQL" Discussion has Nothing to Do With SQL
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The "NoSQL" Discussion has Nothing to Do With SQL

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about "No SQL" databases. This blog post considers the performance argument about No SQL databases; a subsequent posting...
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