Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
  
 

Distributed Data Management

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann & Dr. Thorsten Papenbrock

The lecture is taking place Mondays and Tuesdays at Campus II, Building F. The lectures will be held in English.

Description

The free lunch is over! Computer systems up until the turn of the century became constantly faster without any particular effort simply because the hardware they were running on increased its clock speed with every new release. This trend has changed and today's CPUs stall at around 3 GHz. The size of modern computer systems in terms of contained transistors (cores in CPUs/GPUs, CPUs/GPUs in compute nodes, compute nodes in clusters), however, still increases constantly. This caused a paradigm shift in writing software: instead of optimizing code for a single thread, applications now need to solve their given tasks in parallel in order to expect noticeable performance gains. Distributed computing, i.e., the distribution of work on (potentially) physically isolated compute nodes is the most extreme method of parallelization.

Big Data Analytics is a multi-million dollar market that grows constantly! Data and the ability to control and use it is the most valuable ability of today's computer systems. Because data volumes grow so rapidly and with them the complexity of questions they should answer, data analytics, i.e., the ability of extracting any kind of information from the data becomes increasingly difficult. As data analytics systems cannot hope for their hardware getting any faster to cope with performance problems, they need to embrace new software trends that let their performance scale with the still increasing number of processing elements.

In this lecture, we take a look a various technologies involved in building distributed, data-intensive systems. We discuss theoretical concepts (data models, encoding, replication, ...) as well as some of their practical implementations (Akka, MapReduce, Spark, ...). Since workload distribution is a concept which is useful for many applications, we focus in particular on data analytics.

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Schedule

The Lecure is taking place Mondays at 1:15 PM and Tuesday at 09:15 AM in the Seminar Room F.E.06 at Campus II, Building F

Date Subject
15.10. Introduction
16.10. Foundations
22.10. OLAP and OLTP
23.10. Encoding and Evolution
29.10 Hands-on Akka
30.10. Hands-on Akka
05.11. Data Models and Query Languages
06.11. Storage and Retrieval
12.11. Replication
13.11. Partitioning
19.11. Batch Processing
20.11. Hands-on Spark
26.11. Hands-on Spark
27.11. Distributed Systems
03.12. Consistency and Consensus
04.12. Transactions
10.12. Stream Processing
11.12. Hands-on Flink
17.12. Services and Containerization
18.12. Cloud-based Data Systems
Weihnachten
07.01.  
08.01.  
14.01.  
15.01.  
21.01.  
22.01.  
28.01.  
29.01.  
04.02.  
05.02. Lecture Summary

 

Literature

Course book:

  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems, Martin Kleppmann, 2017, 978-1449373320

Further reading:

  • Distributed Systems, Maarten van Steen and Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 2017, 978-1543057386
  • Web-Scale Data Management for the Cloud, Wolfgang Lehner and Kai-Uwe Sattler, 2013, 1489997717
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing, Zbigniew J. Czech, 2017, 978-1107174399
  • Principles of Distributed Database Systems, M. Tamer Özsu and Patrick Valduriez, 2011, 978-1441988331
  • Designing Distributed Systems: Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services, Brendan Burns, 2017, 978-1491983645
  • Spark: Big Data Cluster Computing in Production, Ilya Ganelin and Ema Orhian and Kai Sasaki and Brennon York, 2016, 978-1119254010
  • Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model, Vaughn Vernon, 2015, 978-0133846836
  • Mining Massive Datasets, Jure Leskovec and Anand Rajaraman and Jeffrey David Ullman, 2014, 978-1107077232
  • Algorithmische Geometrie, Rolf Klein, 2005, 978-3540209560