The Beckman Database Research Self-Assessment Meeting

The Beckman Database Research Self-Assessment Meeting
Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering
Irvine, CA, USA
October 14-15, 2013


Abstract: Every few years a group of database researchers meets to discuss the state of database research, its impact on practice, and important new directions. This report summarizes the discussion and conclusions of the eighth such meeting, held October 14-15, 2013 in Irvine, California. It observes that Big Data has now become a defining challenge of our time, and that the database research community is uniquely positioned to address it, with enormous opportunities to make transformative impact. To do so, the report recommends significantly more attention to five research areas: scalable big/fast data infrastructures; coping with diversity in the data management landscape; end-to-end processing and understanding of data; cloud services; and managing the diverse roles of people in the data life cycle.


Daniel Abadi, Rakesh Agrawal, Anastasia Ailamaki, Magdalena Balazinska, Philip A. Bernstein, Michael J. Carey, Surajit Chaudhuri, Jeffrey Dean, AnHai Doan, Michael J. Franklin, Johannes Gehrke, Laura M. Haas, Alon Y. Halevy, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Yannis E. Ioannidis, H.V. Jagadish, Donald Kossmann, Samuel Madden, Sharad Mehrotra, Tova Milo, Jeffrey F. Naughton, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Volker Markl, Christopher Olston, Beng Chin Ooi, Christopher Ré, Dan Suciu, Michael Stonebraker, Todd Walter, Jennifer Widom.


DOWNLOAD REPORT (.PDF):beckman-report2013

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