Ling Liu's SC13 paper "Large Graph Processing Without the Overhead" featured by HPCwire.
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Second GraphLab workshop should be even bigger than the first! GraphLab is a new programming framework for graph-style data analytics.
HAT, not CAP: Towards Highly Available Transactions
14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS'13), May 2013.
Peter Bailis†, Alan Fekete*, Ali Ghodsi†‡, Joseph M. Hellerstein†, Ion Stoica†
† UC Berkeley
* University of Sydney
‡ KTH/Royal Institute of Technology
While the CAP Theorem is often interpreted to preclude the availability of transactions in a partition-prone environment, we show that highly available systems can provide useful transactional semantics, often matching those of today's ACID databases. We propose Highly Available Transactions (HATs) that are available in the presence of partitions. HATs support many desirable ACID guarantees for arbitrary transactional sequences of read and write operations and permit low-latency operation.
FULL PAPER: pdf