Tutorials at XLDB-2012 conference


Quite a few XLDB-2011 attendees asked if we could introduce tutorials at the next conference. We’d be very happy to, if we can get some volunteers to run such tutorials!

We already heard several tutorial suggestions, including: “introduction to parallel databases”, and “cloud computing”. If you have a suggestion what tutorial you’d like to see at XLDB-2012, now is the perfect time to let us know.

If you are an expert in a topic that you believe XLDB participants would like to hear about, let us know! Vendor-specific tutorials are welcome as well, provided they will be 95+% technical and less than 5% sales-oriented :)

We will collect the input and make a decision before we open conference registration (early May).

If we do get enough proposals and see enough interest, we are planning to run the tutorials in parallel on Monday, just before the conference (the conference will be on Tuesday and Wednesday).

To contact us, use the comment box on this page (publicly visible), or use the Contact Us box (private).

Jacek Becla

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4 Responses to Tutorials at XLDB-2012 conference

  1. Hi Jacek,
    I can offer to run a tutorial “Array Databases” based on our 17 years of experience in conceptual modeling, architecture, application in earth/space/life sciences, and standardization of n-D array analytics. Duration can be anything that you deem fit. This tutorial has been held before at different occasions, and is constantly being updated.

  2. John Hax says:


    I can offer a tutorial on writing from a MapReduce job in to a RDBMS.


  3. Bradley C Kuszmaul says:

    I’d be interested in running a tutorial on data structures and algoirthms for big databases. The topics would include
    – Data structures including B-trees, Log Structured Merge Trees, and Streaming B-trees.
    – Approximate Query Membership data structures (Bloom filters, cascade filters, etc.)
    – algorithms for Join including hash joins and Graefe’s generalized join.

    The tutorial would probably be joint with Michael Bender of Stony Brook (but I haven’t talked to him about it yet….)

    What I’m thinking of includes explaining data structures and doing analysis. So it might not be aimed at someone who hates seeing O(N \log N). If you think the audience would be interested in a fairly technical tutorial, I’m up for it.


  4. I can give a brief demo of Accumulo (http://accumulo.apache.org); assuming that I’m not wait-listed this year.

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