The cloud business model requires flexible resource usage but traditional relational databases strongly couple data to physical resources making it difficult to add and remove database nodes. The Skyhook project extends PostgreSQL with a data/resource decoupling that allows dynamic expansion and shrinking of database clusters and enables the query optimizer to leverage this functionality.
Start Date: Late Fall’16
The NIMBLE Environment for Statistical Computing
Many challenges in data science benefit from increasingly sophisticated statistical models. NIMBLE is becoming increasingly popular but is in need of open-source software leadership that drives its adaptation to parallel and distributed infrastructures as well as in-storage computing environments.
Start Date: Summer ’17