Navigation Links
UC Irvine researchers unveil AsterixDB for Big Data management
Date:6/10/2013

IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Faculty at the University of California, Irvine's Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences have created a new technology that helps users to better store and make sense of "Big Data," maximizing the benefits of the roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes of online information generated every day.

Dubbed "AsterixDB," the system was developed by UCI professors Michael J. Carey and Chen Li and UCI project scientist Vinayak Borkar, in collaboration with Vassilis J. Tsotras, a professor at the University of California, Riverside. AsterixDB promises to be the most versatile among platforms aimed at managing Big Data; the software is now available for free download at http://asterix.ics.uci.edu.

The AsterixDB engine operates on a "shared nothing" architecture, in which each computer node is independent and self-sufficient. Its distinct advantages come by adding management of semi-structured data (i.e., data not organized in the traditional tabular form) and borrowing techniques from parallel databases that increase the speed and scale at which it can operate.

"We're providing a next-generation platform for storing, managing, coordinating and making use of Big Data," says Carey. He refers to the online output of blogs, tweets, transactions, status updates and other activities as "digital exhaust" in which immense value can be found. The challenges in filtering such information into usable forms come not only from the vastness of the data, but also from the speed at which it must be processed. Data comes at us faster all the time, and analysis must be performed more responsively — and in more complex terms — than most existing systems can handle. Then there is the added challenge of performing data analysis while taking into account the wildly different sources from which those blogs, tweets, transactions, updates, etc., appear.

The benefits of AsterixDB go far beyond allowing companies to understand their customers. Properly employed, Big Data can have immense value in fostering innovations to enhance the economy, create jobs and solve societal problems. It can aid public health agencies in predicting disease outbreaks, law enforcement in combating consumer fraud, and medical researchers in sequencing DNA ever more quickly, to name just a few examples.

"Big Data crosses a lot of domains, from government to health care to business," says Carey. "It's hard for us to imagine an area where AsterixDB can't contribute."

Government organizations and businesses already see the possibilities AsterixDB offers. In addition to sponsorship from the National Science Foundation and the state of California, the work of Carey, Li and their collaborators has garnered support from a number of major corporate sponsors, with more in the offing. Beyond funding, AsterixDB creators also are seeking partners who will utilize their platform and explore its potential in different domains where Big Data problems are awaiting solutions.

"We're putting AsterixDB out in an unrestricted open-source form," explains Carey. "Users can do whatever they want with it, and we can learn from what they do and further improve our platform based on their needs."

About the UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences: As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School is providing computer science and information technology leadership for the 21st century through its innovative and broad curricula, research and development of emerging technologies, and collaborations to address societal concerns. For more information, visit www.ics.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff. Orange County's second-largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.3 billion. For more UCI news, visit news.uci.edu.


'/>"/>
SOURCE UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. SAFC Expands Irvine Facility to Add Dry Powder Media Manufacturing Capabilities
2. Intellect Neurosciences Enters Collaboration Agreement with Leading Alzheimers Research Group at University of California Irvine to Test First in Class Dual Target Vaccine
3. Spanish researchers writing in cell describe the 9 hallmarks of aging
4. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.s new Diabetes Prevention & Management Panel incorporates discovery from Metabolon researchers
5. Researchers identify signals that direct the immune system to reject a transplanted organ
6. Top Genetic and Cellular Researchers Honored at ASGCT 16th Annual Meeting
7. Pioneering Researchers Recognized for Scientific Achievements in Gene and Cell Therapy
8. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Researchers Look to Nature for Inspiration
9. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Researchers Document Splitting Water Molecules in Multiple Thermochemical Cycles with Goal to Sustain Hydrogen Energy
10. Israel’s Top BioEnergy Researchers Are Arriving Today at Oak Ridge National Laboratory For Deliberations to Establish U.S.-Israel Collaboration
11. Researchers untangle molecular pathology of giant axonal neuropathy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... research firm Parks Associates announced today that Tom Kerber ... Annual Meeting , October 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona . ... how smart safety and security products impact the competitive landscape. ... Parks Associates: Smart Home Devices: Main Purchase Driver ... "The residential security market has experienced continued growth, and the ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... 2017  BioTech Holdings announced today identification and ... ProCell stem cell therapy prevents limb loss in ... demonstrated that treatment with ProCell resulted in more ... compared to standard bone marrow stem cell administration.  ... reduction of therapeutic effect.  ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... journal, Epilepsia, Brain Sentinel’s SPEAC® System which uses the surface electromyography (sEMG) ... tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) using surface electromyography (sEMG). The prospective multicenter phase III ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... healthcare and technology sector at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative ... speakers and the ELEVATE pitch competition showcasing early stage digital health and med ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:8/15/2017)... ivWatch LLC , a medical device company focused on improving the ... its ISO 13485 Certification, the global standard for medical device quality ... ... device for the early detection of IV infiltrations. ... "This is an important milestone for ivWatch, as it validates ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... and ITHACA, N.Y. , ... and Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today ... bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the ... the onset of this dairy project, Cornell University has ... for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... -- Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), an innovative and ... solutions, announced today they will participate as a sponsor ... May 17, 2017, in Washington D.C.,s ... Identity impacts the lives of billions of ... digital world, defining identity is critical to nearly every ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):