[DB Seminar] Spring 2019 Reading Group: Laxman Dhulipala

Event Date: Monday May 13, 2019
Event Time: 04:30pm EDT
Location: GHC9115
Speaker: Laxman Dhulipala

Title: The Ghosts Of Graph Databases: Past, Present, And Yet To Come

Abstract:I will provide a broad overview of graph databases, from the earlydays of database research, to their adolescence and experimentationwith RDF, and finally to the current bloom of graph and multi-modelDBs available today. I will also try to defuse the hype around graphdatabases, and try to articulate scenarios where using such a databasecould be useful.
Time permitting, I will provide a high-level overview of our recentwork on Aspen, a principled graph-streaming system that extends Ligrawith primitives for updating a graph.