On Monday the 11th July we started our 2nd International Summer School on Big Data at the University of Leipzig. Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm welcomed around 100 guests and started as the first speaker with a presentation on “Big Data Integration” introducing recent approaches and challenges for holistic data integration of many data sources and discussing e.g. parallel blocking and entity resolution on Hadoop platforms.
Prof. Dr. Peter Boncz from the VU University Amsterdam continued with a presentation on “Benchmarking Graph Data Analysis with LDBC”. He got the opportunity to introduce the system LDBC, an EU project that involves him as scientific director, and focused his talk on “choke-point” based benchmark development (Social Network Benchmark).
After a little break Dr. Sherif Sakr from the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences gave an overview on the recent developments in his talk “Big Data 2.0 Processing Engines: The Time After Hadoop” and discussed the directions for future research as well as the latest challenges that exceed the limitations of Hadoop frameworks.
For the first evening we organised a Sightseeing Tour for our guests to introduce them to our 1000 years old city that is known for historical events like the Monday demonstrations or famous inhabitants and guests, like Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.