Vaccination Database Tech Talks - 2021


The previous year was the worst in modern times. But just when we were at our most crestfallen and about to give up, there emerged a new hope. The scientific breakthrough of rapid vaccine development will lead us out of the darkness into a new era. As children of the enlightenment, our moral duty is to take full advantage of our new lease on life and spend our time discussing the latest trends in databases.

The "Vaccination Database Tech Talks" is an on-line seminar series at Carnegie Mellon University with leading developers and researchers of database systems. Each speaker will present the implementation details of their respective systems and examples of the technical challenges that they faced when working with real-world customers.

All talks are on-line and open to the public via Zoom. You do not need to be a current CMU student to attend. Random people off of the internet are especially welcome.

Videos will be posted after each talk.

Time: Mondays @ 4:30pm ET
Location: Zoom (Must Be Authenticated)
Organizer: Andy Pavlo

This seminar series is held in conjunction with the following groups at Carnegie Mellon:


Date Speaker Talk Title Video
SLOG Feb 01 Daniel Abadi
University of Maryland
SLOG: Serializable, Low-latency, Geo-replicated Transactions
MongoDB Feb 08 David Daly
Performance Testing at MongoDB
Pinot Feb 15 Kishore Gopalakrishna
Apache Pinot
Star-Tree Index: Space-Time Trade Off in OLAP
Citus Feb 22 Marco Slot
Citus: Distributed PostgreSQL as an Extension
Druid Mar 01 Gian Merlino
Inside Apache Druid's Storage and Query Engine
CouchDB Mar 08 Adam Kocoloski
Novel Design Choices in Apache CouchDB
HarperDB Mar 15 Kyle Bernhardy
HarperDB’s Data Storage Journey: From File System to LMDB
NoisePage Mar 22 Lin Ma
Carnegie Mellon University
NoisePage: The Self-Driving Database Management System
FASTER Mar 29 Badrish Chandramouli
Microsoft Research
FASTER: Efficient State Management for the Modern Edge-Cloud
BigQuery Apr 05 Hossein Ahmadi
Google BigQuery
Query Processing in Google BigQuery
LeanStore Apr 12 Viktor Leis
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
LeanStore: In-Memory Data Management Beyond Main Memory
eXtremeDB Apr 19 Andrei Gorine
Deterministic Database Management in Mission-Critical Applications
SingleStore Apr 26 Joyo Victor
Separation of Storage and Compute for Transactions and Analytics
Exadata May 03 Jia Shi
Oracle Exadata
Under the Hood of an Exadata Transaction – How Did We Harness the Power of Persistent Memory?
InfluxDB May 10 Paul Dix
The Design of InfluxDB IOx: An In-Memory Columnar Database Written in Rust with Apache Arrow
Noria May 17 Malte Schwarzkopf
Brown University
Fast Materialized Views for Fast Websites
MonetDB May 24 Sir Marten Kersten
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
MonetDB: Scale Up Before You Scale Out
Postgres Jun 07 Robert Haas
PostgreSQL Optimizer Methodology
DVMS Jun 14 Eugene Wu
Columbia University
Systems for Human Data Interaction