Season 6

Tamer Eldeeb | Chablis: Fast and General Transactions in Geo-Distributed Systems | #46
February 12, 2024x
6
1:02:2757.18 MB

Tamer Eldeeb | Chablis: Fast and General Transactions in Geo-Distributed Systems | #46

In this episode, Tamer Eldeeb sheds light on the challenges faced by geo-distributed database management systems (DBMSes) in supporting strictly-serializable transactions across multiple regions. He discusses the compromises often made between low-latency regional writes and restricted programming ...

Matt Butrovich | Tigger: A Database Proxy That Bounces With User-Bypass | #45
December 18, 2023x
5
1:03:5558.53 MB

Matt Butrovich | Tigger: A Database Proxy That Bounces With User-Bypass | #45

Summary: In this episode, we chat to Matt Butrovich about his research on database proxies. We discuss the inefficiencies of traditional database proxies, which operate in user-space, causing overhead due to buffer copying and system calls. Matt introduces "user-bypass" which leverages Linux's eBPF...

Gábor Szárnyas | The LDBC Social Network Benchmark: Business Intelligence Workload | #44
December 04, 2023x
4
46:3442.64 MB

Gábor Szárnyas | The LDBC Social Network Benchmark: Business Intelligence Workload | #44

Summary: In this episode, Gábor Szárnyas takes us on a journey through the LDBC Social Network Benchmark's Business Intelligence workload (SNB BI). Developed through collaboration between academia and industry the SNB BI is a comprehensive graph OLAP benchmark. It pushes the boundaries of synthetic...

Thaleia Doudali | Is Machine Learning Necessary for Cloud Resource Usage Forecasting? | #43
November 20, 2023x
3
49:1345.06 MB

Thaleia Doudali | Is Machine Learning Necessary for Cloud Resource Usage Forecasting? | #43

Summary: In this week's episode, we talk with Thaleia Doudali and explore the realm of cloud resource forecasting, focusing on the use of Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) neural networks, a popular machine learning model. Drawing from her research, Thaleia discusses the surprising discovery that, desp...

Jinkun Geng | Nezha: Deployable and High-Performance Consensus Using Synchronized Clocks | #42
October 23, 2023x
2
55:0950.5 MB

Jinkun Geng | Nezha: Deployable and High-Performance Consensus Using Synchronized Clocks | #42

Summary: In this episode Jinkun Geng talks to us about Nezha, a high-performance consensus protocol. Nezha can be deployed by cloud tenants without support from cloud providers. Nezha bridges the gap between protocols such as MultiPaxos and Raft, which can be readily deployed, and protocols such as...