Seminar by C. Mohan - June 18, 2:30 Aula Magna

Speaker: C. Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center

Title: Modern Database Systems: Modernized Classic Systems, NewSQL and NoSQL

When: Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 2:30pm

Where: Aula Magna, DIAG

Abstract: The last many years have seen the emergence of a new class of
database systems which I am calling Modern Database Systems (MDS). They are
classified broadly as NoSQL and NewSQL systems. Apart from the development of
such systems, traditional DBMS vendors have also extended their decades old
systems like DB2, Informix, Oracle and SQL Server with major architectural
enhancements that address modern requirements and take advantage of hardware
(processor, memory and storage) advances. This talk will do a broad brush
analysis of MDS. It is targeted at a broad set of database systems and
applications people. It is intended to let the audience better appreciate what
is really behind the covers of many of these systems, going beyond the hype
associated with these open source, commercial and research systems. The
capabilities and limitations of such systems will be addressed.

Bio: Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 33 years in the information
management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research and
academic communities, and standards, especially with his invention of the
ARIES family of database locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed
Abort commit protocol. This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM
India Chief Scientist for 3 years. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD
Innovation Award (1996), the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award (1999) and numerous
IBM awards, Mohan was elected to the US and Indian National Academies of
Engineering, and was named an IBM Master Inventor. This Distinguished Alumnus
of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an
inventor of 45 patents. He has served on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum
and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board’s Council. Mohan is a frequent
speaker in North America, Europe and India, and has given talks in 40 countries.
More information can be found in his home page at