NorCal DB Day 2018

NorCal DB Day is a single-day, workshop-style event where participants from academia and industry in Northern California meet to present ideas and discuss their research and experiences. Earlier NorCal DB Day events have taken place at UC Davis (2011), UC Berkeley (2012), Stanford University (2013), IBM Almaden Research Center (2014), UC Santa Cruz (2015), Google (2016), and Amazon (2017).

The 2018 edition of NorCal DB Day will take place at Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, on Friday May 4, 2018.


Please fill out the registration form if you wish you attend this event. The deadline for registration is April 16th.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Danica Porobic or Weiwei Gong.


08:15-09:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00-09:15 Introduction and Logistics

Tirthankar Lahiri, Weiwei Gong & Danica Porobic, Oracle

09:15-10:00 Keynote: Data Infrastructure for the DAWN of Widespread ML

Peter Bailis, Stanford

10:00-10:30 Ground/Flor of the RISELab: Experiment Management for the Era of Empirical Machine Learning

Joseph Hellerstein, UC Berkeley

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break and Posters

11:00-12:00 Research Group Updates

UC Merced

UC Davis

UC Santa Cruz

UC Berkeley

UC San Diego


12:00-13:15 Lunch and Posters

13:15-13:45 Oracle Multilingual Engine

Matthias Brantner, Oracle Labs

13:45-14:15 YugaByte DB - a transactional, high-performance database for planet-scale cloud applications

Kannan Muthukkaruppan & Mikhail Bautin , Yugabyte

14:15-14:45 Automatic Data Clustering in Snowflake

Marcin Zukowski, Snowflake Computing

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break and Posters

15:15-16:00 Industry Keynote: Transformational Changes in Data Management

Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President, Oracle

16:05-16:50 Panel: Challenges in Managing Database Services in The Cloud

Moderator: Meichun Hsu, Oracle

Panelists: Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Oracle

Hamid Pirahesh, IBM Fellow, IBM

Marcin Zukowski, Co-founder, Snowflake Computing

Ori Herrnstadt, Apple iCloud

16:50-17:00 Closing Remark

Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Oracle


Oracle Conference Center is located at 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065. Ample parking is available on-site with dedicated parking spots on 1st floor of the 420 garage across the street. No parking permits are needed and if conference center spots are not available, please park in any unmarked spots in garages 420 or 320.

Please find more information here and if you're coming by Caltrain, consider catching Oracle Shuttle.