Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


March 2009 Vol. 32 No. 1   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Beng Chin Ooi and Srinivasan Parthasarathy 2

Special Issue on Data Management on Cloud Computing Platforms

Data Management in the Cloud: Limitations and Opportunities   Daniel J. Abadi 3
Deploying Database Appliances in the Cloud    
  Ashraf Aboulnaga, Kenneth Salem, Ahmed A. Soror, Umar Farooq Minhas, Peter Kokosielis, and Sunil Kamath 13
Privacy-preserving Digital Identity Management for Cloud Computing    
    Elisa Bertino, Federica Paci, Rodolfo Ferrini and Ning Shang 21
Towards a Scalable Enterprise Content Analytics Platform    
    Kevin Beyer, Vuk Ercegovac, Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, Sriram Raghavan, Jun Rao, Fred  
    erick Reiss, Eugene J. Shekita, David Simmen, Sandeep Tata, Shivakumar Vaithyanathan and Huaiyu Zhu 28
Building a Cloud for Yahoo!    
    Brian F. Cooper, Eric Baldeschwieler, Rodrigo Fonseca, James J. Kistler, P.P.S. Narayan, Chuck  
    Neerdaels, Toby Negrin, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Adam Silberstein, Utkarsh Srivastava and Raymie Stata 36
On the Varieties of Clouds for Data Intensive Computing   Robert L. Grossman and Yunhong Gu 44
Optimizing Utility in Cloud Computing through Autonomic Workload Execution    
    Norman W. Paton, Marcelo A. T. de Arag„o, Kevin Lee, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes and Rizos Sakellariou 51
Implementation Issues of A Cloud Computing Platform   Bo Peng, Bin Cui and Xiaoming Li 59
Dataflow Processing and Optimization on Grid and Cloud Infrastructures   M. Tsangaris,  
    G. Kakaletris, H. Kllapi, G. Papanikos, F. Pentaris, P. Polydoras, E. Sitaridi, V. Stoumpos and Y. Ioannidis 67
An Indexing Framework for Efficient Retrieval on the Cloud   Sai Wu and Kun-Lung Wu 75

Announcements and Notices

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