The TileDB Array Storage System

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
32-G449 (Kiva)
Stavros Papadopoulos

In this talk I will present a new system for scientific data storage called TileDB. Contrary to most traditional data management systems, TileDB models data natively as multi-dimensional arrays, which can be either dense (where every array element stores a value) or sparse (where the majority of elements are empty). I will initially present the array model and the internal mechanics of the TileDB array storage manager. I will then focus on two of the many applications of TileDB, specifically, a genomics customization, called GenomicsDB, and a geo-spatial use case. Finally, I will outline our future vision for commercializing TileDB, namely the way we envision to perform high performance analytics in a massively distributed, scalable fashion.


Dr. Stavros Papadopoulos is the Founder and CEO of TileDB, Inc. Before entering the start-up world, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Intel Parallel Computing Lab, and a member of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data at MIT CSAIL for three years. Prior to joining Intel, he spent about two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Stavros received his PhD degree in Computer Science at HKUST under the supervision of Prof. Dimitris Papadias, and did a postdoc at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with Prof. Yufei Tao.

This joint meeting of the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM will be held in MIT Room 32-G449 (the Kiva conference room on the 4th floor of the Stata Center, buildng 32 on MIT maps) . You can see it on this map of the MIT campus.