Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


March 2015 Vol. 38 No. 1   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the New TCDE Chair   Xiaofang Zhou 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Bettina Kemme 3

Special Issue on Data Consistency in the Cloud

A Taxonomy of Partitioned Replicated Cloud-based Database Systems    
    Divy Agrawal, Amr El Abbadi, Kenneth Salem 4
FIT: A Distributed Database Performance Tradeoff   Jose M. Faleiro, Daniel J. Abadi 10
On the use of Clocks to Enforce Consistency in the Cloud    
    Manuel Bravo, Nuno Diegues, Jingna Zeng, Paolo Romano, Luís Rodrigues 18
Scaling Optimistic Concurrency Control by Approximately Partitioning the Certifier and Log    
    Philip A. Bernstein, Sudipto Das 32
Transaction Processing Techniques for Modern Hardware and the Cloud    
    Justin Levandoski, Sudipta Sengupta, Ryan Stutsman, Rui Wang 50
Scaling Off-the-Shelf Databases with Vela: An approach based on Virtualization and Replication    
    Tudor-Ioan Salomie, Gustavo Alonso 58
CumuloNimbo: A Cloud Scalable Multi-tier SQL Database   Ricardo Jimenez-Peris, Marta Patiño-Martinez  
    Bettina Kemme, Ivan Brondino, José Pereira, Ricardo Vilaça, Francisco Cruz, Rui Oliveira, Yousuf Ahmad 73

Announcements and Notices

ICDE 2015 Conference   84
TCDE Membership Form   backcover