Johannes Gehrke
Technical Fellow, Microsoft


Johannes Gehrke is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft in the Office Product Group working on Big Data, machine learning, and distributed systems. From 1999 to 2015, Johannes was the Tisch University Professor at Cornell University in the Department of Computer Science, where his biggest achievement were the 25 PhD students he graduated and all the students he taught and excited about Big Data. Johannes received the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, the ACM SIGMOD 2011 best paper award, the IEEE ICDE 2017 ten-year best paper award, and he is an ACM Fellow. Johannes co-authored the undergraduate textbook Database Management Systems (McGrawHill (2002), currently in its third edition), used at universities all over the world. He was program co-chair of ACM KDD 2004, VLDB 2007, IEEE ICDE 2012, SOCC 2014, and IEEE ICDE 2015.

Talk Information

  • Big Data: What is Next?
  • 9:50 am refreshments 10:00 am lecture
  • 2650 SMBB Sorensen Molecular Biology Building

  • Abstract
    Companies today flock to the cloud to join a secure ecosystem with rich building blocks. I will first describe how the cloud changed the notion of data management, from an ACID box product to scale-out key-value stores to today’s cross-datacenter multi-master database systems again with strong consistency. Latency between different data centers is limited by the speed of light, impacting how we can scale cross-datacenter transactions. I will talk about a new method based on transaction analysis that achieves strong consistency for transaction while minimizing communication between data centers. I will conclude with some lessons from moving from academia to industry.


    2017-10-03 19:45:00Arrive at SLC airportDL 2109Hotel Monaco

    2017-10-04 08:20:00Breakfast at MonacoFeifei GS folksHotel Monaco
    2017-10-04 09:15:00Arrive at the U campus, Talk prepFeifei LiWEB 2692
    2017-10-04 10:00:00TalkJohannes Gehrke2650 SMBB
    2017-10-04 12:00:00Open ForumGrad students and facultyWEB 3780
    2017-10-04 14:00:001-1Jeff PhillipsMEB 3442
    2017-10-04 14:30:001-1Ryan StutsmanMEB 3436
    2017-10-04 15:00:001-1Suresh VenkatasubramanianMEB 3404
    2017-10-04 15:30:001-1Ross Whitaker SoC DirectorDirector office
    2017-10-04 16:00:00Uber back to hotelJohannes GehrkeHotel Monaco
    2017-10-04 18:00:00DinnerJeff Vivek SureshTBD

    2017-10-05 08:30:00Breakfast at MonacoFeifei Hotel Monaco
    2017-10-05 09:20:00Visit Goldman SachsRyan Lambert 801-212-7490Goldman Sachs Downtown Office
    2017-10-05 11:45:00Lunch with Faculty and GS folksLunchMEB 3515
    2017-10-05 13:15:00Uber to SLC airportJohannes GehrkeFrom U campus to Airport
    2017-10-05 15:11:00Flight to SeattleDL 1407DL 1407

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