Paolo Atzeni, Database Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering
Università Roma Tre
NoSQL systems have gained their popularity for many reasons, including the flexibility they provide with modeling, which tries to relax the rigidity provided by the relational model and by the other structured models.
Anil Pacaci, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Torben Bach Pedersen, Professor of Computer Science
Aalborg University, Denmark
Data collected from new sources such as sensors and smart devices is large, fast, and often complex. There is a universal wish to perform multidimensional OLAP-style analytics on such data, i.e., to turn it into “Big Multidimensional Data”. Supporting this is a multi-stage journey, requiring new tools and systems, and forming a new, extended data cycle with models as a key concept.