CS 848 (Winter 2010)
Advanced Topics in Databases: Cloud Data Management
Feb 12 The February 22 class meeting will not run longer
than usual, as was originally announced. We'll meet on the normal
schedule, and should be finished by 4:00.
Jan 24 The project
schedule has been adjusted and finalized.
Jan 20 I've added some information
Jan 12 A table of paper
presentation and summary assignments is now available.
Jan 4: Planning to take CS848? By Sunday Jan 10th,
your full name, your UW userid, your home department (if not CS),
and 3-4 preferred papers from the course reading list. I will try to
take your preferences into account when making presentation assignments.
- underlying concepts: distribution, replication, consistency
- scaling relational database systems
- cloud data services (e.g., S3, EBS, BigTable, Cassandra)
- scalable data analytics (e.g., MapReduce, Pig)
Workload and Evaluation
Each student will be expected to read approximately three papers
each week, in advance of class.
Each student will also be expected to present several papers
(the exact number will depend on enrollment) in class, and
to prepare short summaries of about 6 papers.
Finally, there will be a term project
defined by the student.
The following marking scheme will be used:
- class participation: 10%
- paper summaries: 25%
- paper presentations: 15%
- term project: 50%