Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2011 Vol. 34 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editors   Shivnath Babu and Kai-Uwe Sattler 2

Special Issue on Self-Managing Databases: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Database Self-Management: Taming the Monster   Mohammed Abouzour, Ivan T.  
    Bowman, Peter Bumbulis, David E. DeHaan, Anil K. Goel, Anisoara Nica, G. N. Paulley, and John Smirnios 3
AutoAdmin Project at Microsoft Research: Lessons Learned   Nicolas  
    Bruno, Surajit Chaudhuri, Arnd Christian König, Vivek Narasayya, Ravi Ramamurthy, and Manoj Syamala 12
A Decade of Oracle Database Manageability    
    Pete Belknap, John Beresniewicz, Benoit Dageville, Karl Dias, Uri Shaft, and Khaled Yagoub 20
Benchmarking Online Index-Tuning Algorithms    
    Ivo Jimenez, Jeff LeFevre, Neoklis Polyzotis, Huascar Sanchez, and Karl Schnaitter 28
Adaptive Processing of User-Defined Aggregates in Jaql    
    Andrey Balmin, Vuk Ercegovac, Rares Vernica, and Kevin Beyer 36
Challenges and Opportunities in Self-Managing Scientific Databases   Thomas  
    Heinis, Miguel Branco, Ioannis Alagiannis, Renata Borovica, Farhan Tauheed, and Anastasia Ailamaki 44
Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Data Systems Using Statistical Models    
    Yanpei Chen, Archana Ganapathi, and Randy Katz 53
SQL Azure as a Self-Managing Database Service: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead    
    Kunal Mukerjee, Tomas Talius, Ajay Kalhan, Nigel Ellis, and Conor Cunningham 61

Announcements and Notices

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