Algorithmic Theory of Networks Seminar: Marcos Aguilera

  • Date: 03/13/2015
  • Time: 14:00

Marcos Aguilera



 Dr. Aguilera received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. His work spans both the theoretical foundations of distributed computing and the practical applications of distributed systems. He is currently a senior researcher at VMware. Prior to that he worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, HP Labs, and Compaq SRC. He currently serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Computing Systems and on the program committees of SOSP 2015, HotOS 2015, DISC 2015, and VLDB 2016.


University of Calgary


Yesquel: Scalable SQL Storage for Web Applications


Web applications (web mail, web stores, social networks) keep massive amounts of data that must be readily available to users. The storage system underlying these applications has evolved dramatically over the past 25 years, from file systems, to SQL database systems, to a large variety of NOSQL systems. In this talk, we contemplate this fascinating history and present a new storage system called Yesquel. Yesquel combines several advantages of prior systems. It supports the SQL query language to facilitate the design of Web applications, while offering performance and scalability of NOSQL systems.

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Location: ICT 618B