Prof. Sherif Sakr


Big Data 2.0 Processing Engines: The Time After Hadoop

Over the past decade, the MapReduce framework, along with its open source implementation Hadoop, has gained significant recognition as a highly successful platform for big data processing. It has become the de facto standard in the field, generating substantial momentum. However, in recent years, both academia and industry have started acknowledging the limitations of the Hadoop framework in various application domains and big data processing scenarios, such as handling large-scale processing of structured data, graph data, and streaming data. Consequently, there has been an unprecedented interest in developing new solutions to address these challenges. This has led to the emergence of a new wave of specialized big data processing engines, which we refer to as „Big Data 2.0 processing systems.“ In this presentation, we aim to provide a comprehensive taxonomy and analysis of the state-of-the-art in this domain. Additionally, we highlight the current open research challenges and explore promising directions for future research.


Professor Sherif Sakr currently holds the position of associate professor in the Health Informatics department at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He is also affiliated with the University of New South Wales and DATA61/CSIRO (formerly NICTA). He obtained his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from Konstanz University, Germany in 2007. Prior to that, he completed his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the Information Systems department at the Faculty of Computers and Information in Cairo University, Egypt, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. In 2011, he served as a Visiting Researcher at the eXtreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research Laboratories, Redmond, WA, USA. Additionally, in 2012, he held a Research MTS position at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. In recognition of his achievements, Sherif was awarded the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate in 2013. He has an extensive publication record with over 90 refereed research publications in international journals and conferences. Furthermore, he has (co)-authored three books and co-edited three others.

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