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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lehner

Next-Generation Hardware for Big Data Management – Why we should care!!!



Recent hardware developments have touched almost all components of a computing system: the existence of many and potentially heterogeneous cores, the availability of volatile and non-volatile main memories with an ever growing capacity, and the emergence of economically affordable, high-speed/low-latency interconnects are only a few prominent examples. Every single development as well as their combination has a massive impact on the design of modern Big Data systems from different perspectives. Within this lecture, we will first give an overview of relevant hardware trends followed by a discussion on the impact for data management systems from a performance, robustness, as well as energy efficiency perspective. After attending this lecture, the participants should have a detailed understanding of recent hardware developments and their impact on the architecture of data management systems. The participants should also be able to pinpoint interesting starting points for further research activities.