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  1. Modern cloud databases adopt a storage-disaggregation architecture that separates the management of computation and storage. A major bottleneck in such an architecture is the network connecting the computation and storage layers. Two solutions have been explored to mitigate the bottleneck: caching and computation pushdown. While both techniques can significantly reduce network traffic, existing DBMSs consider them as orthogonal techniques and support only one or the other, leaving potential performance benefits unexploited. In this paper we present FlexPushdownDB (FPDB), an OLAP cloud DBMS prototype that supports fine-grained hybrid query execution to combine the benefits of caching and computation pushdown in a storage-disaggregation architecture. We build a hybrid query executor based on a new concept called separable operators to combine the data from the cache and results from the pushdown processing. We also propose a novel Weighted-LFU cache replacement policy that takes into account the cost of pushdown computation. Our experimental evaluation on the Star Schema Benchmark shows that the hybrid execution outperforms both the conventional caching- only architecture and pushdown-only architecture by 2.2×. In the hybrid architecture, our experiments show that Weighted-LFU can outperform the baseline LFU by 37%.
  2. Data privacy within the context of heterogenous data and data management systems continues to be an important issue. At the Poly?19 workshop, held in conjunction with VLDB 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, one of the major themes explored was the implication of data privacy regulations such as GDPR to systems composed of multiple heterogenous databases. This summary outlines some of the major approaches and directions presented by various presenters during the privacy portion of the Poly?19 workshop.
  3. Every few years a group of database researchers meets to discuss the state of database research, its impact on practice, and important new directions. This report summarizes the discussion and conclusions of the eighth such meeting, held October 14- 15, 2013 in Irvine, California. It observes that Big Data has now become a defining challenge of our time, and that the database research community is uniquely positioned to address it, with enormous opportunities to make transformative impact. To do so, the report recommends significantly more attention to five research areas: scalable big/fast data infrastructures; coping with diversity in the data management landscape; end-to-end processing and understanding of data; cloud services; and managing the diverse roles of people in the data life cycle.