Network-aware Data Management Middleware

Why network-aware data management?
Today’s data centric environment both in industry and scientific domains depends on the underlying network infrastructure and its performance, to deliver highly distributed extreme- scale application workloads. As current technology enables faster storage devices and larger interconnect bandwidth, there is a substantial need for novel system design and middleware architecture to address increasing latency and scalability requirements. Furthermore, limitations in end-system architecture and system software design play an important role in many-core platforms. Traditional network and data management techniques are unlikely to scale to meet the needs of future data-intensive systems. We require new collaborations between data management and networking communities to develop intelligent networking middleware and efficient data management infrastructure.

With this vision, I initiated and then co-chaired NDM workshop from 2011 to 2015