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icde’11: preview of EMC/DCD paper

Is workload management via admission control good enough? Definitely not. Admission control based workload management is only one part of the solution and most database systems support this by now, one way or the other. However, the ability to run … Continue reading

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beer: to buy or to brew — and where does map-reduce come into the picture?

Some 1,500 breweries in the U.S. produce around 6 billion gallons of beer every year. Interestingly, according to the American Homebrewers Association there are currently about 750,000 homebrewers in the U.S. In other words, several hundred thousand people who could … Continue reading

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Welcome to “theory in practice” — I intend to turn this into a place to discuss database technology, ideas related to “big data”, and what it takes to turn these ideas into products. And although you will eventually find all … Continue reading

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