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CSE 30th Anniversary Colloquium Speaker: Lorenzo Alvisi
October 21, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-5
Speaker: Lorenzo Alvisi, Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University
Time: October 21, 2016 at 12:15pm
Location: ITE 336
Title: The Pit and the Pendulum
Abstract: Since the elegant foundations of transaction processing were established in the mid 70’s with the notion of serializability and the codification of the ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) paradigm, performance has not been considered one of ACID’s strong suits, especially for distributed data stores. Indeed, the NoSQL/BASE movement of the last decade was born out of frustration with the limited scalability of traditional ACID solutions, only to become itself a source of frustration once the challenges of programming applications in this new paradigm began to sink in. But how fundamental is this dichotomy between performance and ease of programming? In this talk, I will share what my students and I have recently learned while trying to overcome the traditional terms of this classic tradeoff.