PDL CONSORTIUM SPEAKER SERIES
A ONE-AFTERNOON SERIES OF SPECIAL SDI TALKS BY
DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
SPEAKER: Siying Dong, Facebook
Space amplification is a common optimization goal. RocksDB uses Log-Structured Merge-tree and we designed a compaction algorithm to achieved an optimized space amplification. We faced several technical challenges when we put RocksDB into production. We'll discuss how we deal with them. Finally, we'll present some open issues that may be interesting to researchers.
BIO: Siying Dong is a software engineer working in the Database Engineering team at Facebook, focusing on RocksDB. He also worked on Hive, HDFS, and some other data warehouse infrastructures. Before joining Facebook, Siying worked in the SQL Azure Team at Microsoft. He received a bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University and a master's degree from Brandeis University.
SPEAKER: Yang Seok Ki, Samsung
BIO: Yang-Suk Kee (Yang Seok Ki) is a director and architect of Memory Solutions Lab, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. America. He leads the Advanced Datacenter Solutions group whose main focus is to innovate SSD and its ecosystem across datacenter hardware and software infrastructure, and drives a data-centric computing called Smart SSD. Before joining Samsung, he worked for Oracle server technology group that builds a distributed database server system, and contributed to Oracle 12c release. Prior to his industrial experience, he worked on HPDC (High Performance Distributed Computing), Grid, and Cloud research in Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California and Center of Networked Systems, University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. degree of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in parallel processing, his M.S. degree of Computer Engineering, and B.S. degree of Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.
SPEAKER: Thomas Baby, Oracle
BIO: Thomas Baby is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Masters Degree in Computer Science and joined Oracle in 2004. He is now part of the Oracle Database Multitenant Development team. He is the Technical Lead for various Oracle Database Multitenant features that form the basis for Oracle Database's Cloud solution.
SPEAKER: Shasank Chavan, Oracle
BIO: Shasank Chavan is an architect and director of the In-memory Data Technologies group at Oracle Corporation. He is primarily responsible for driving and delivering core performance-critical and customer-facing data layer features in Oracle's Database In-Memory option. His team designs and develops CPU-specific "software-in-silicon" libraries for columnar data evaluation, optimized data formats and compression technology for efficient in-memory storage, algorithms and techniques for fast in-memory join and aggregation processing, multi-threaded scan execution engine with push-down technology, and optimized in-memory data access solutions in general. Shasank has over 17 years of experience working on systems software technology.
SPEAKER: David Palaitis, Two Sigma
BIO:David Palaitis is a technology manager and architect at Two Sigma. He’s been in the finance industry for over 15 years where he’s focused almost exclusively on building systems for information retrieval, time series analysis and machine learning at scale. Before that, he was in the punk music industry, a less academically interesting pursuit but equally as valuable in forming a career.
SPEAKER: Pankaj Mehra, SanDisk
In preparing this outlook, we examined a variety of factors, including current trends, market forces, competitors, data from internal teams related to memory, and conversations with experts inside and outside the company. We also looked at what's possible given the laws of physics.
The CTO assessment covered four key areas:
In this talk, I plan to focus on the enterprise portion of the outlook, summarizing the rest, and will be looking to reopen our dialog with PDL faculty and students in two key areas:
BIO: Pankaj has over 20 years of technical experience in developing and architecting scalable, intelligent information systems and services. At SanDisk, he is a Senior Fellow working closely with our customers to build accelerated solutions for data centers and applications, and is continuing to shape and evangelize SanDisk technologies. Before joining SanDisk, Pankaj had worked as Chief Technology Officer at Fusion-io and was named as a top 50 CTO by ExecRank. He has also worked at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, IBM, and as a professor teaching courses in Supercomputing at IIT Delhi. Pankaj received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.