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Columbia University’s Data Science Institute Presents:
DATA SCIENCE DAY

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Wednesday, April 6 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Grandet: A Unified, Economical Object Store for Web Applications [P27]

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Web applications are getting ubiquitous every day because they offer many useful services to consumers and businesses. Many of these web applications are quite storage-intensive. Cloud computing offers attractive and economical choices for meeting their storage needs. Unfortunately, it remains challenging for developers to best leverage them to minimize cost. This poster presents Grandet, a storage system that greatly reduces storage cost for web applications deployed in the cloud. Grandet provides both a key-value interface and a file system interface, supporting a broad spectrum of web applications. Under the hood, it supports multiple heterogeneous stores, and unifies them by placing each data object at the store deemed most economical. We implemented Grandet on Amazon Web Services and evaluated Grandet on a diverse set of four popular open-source web applications. Our results show that Grandet reduces their cost dramatically, and it is fast, scalable, and easy to use.

Demo/Poster Presenter
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Gang Hu

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Gang Hu is a fifth year PhD student in computer science. His research is focused on software reliability and privacy.
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Yang Tang

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Yang Tang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, working with Prof. Junfeng Yang. He received his M.Phil. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011, and his B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in 2009.

Demo/Poster Collaborator
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Lingmei Weng

Computer Science Student, Columbia University
JY

Junfeng Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
XY

Xinhao Yuan

Computer Science Student, Columbia University

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium Lerner Hall, Columbia University 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10040

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