Public Voting - Open until July, 6th
In this survey, you can vote for the tutorials that you would like to see at BOSS:
BOSS Workshop Survey

About BOSS

The workshop BOSS'16 will be held in conjunction with the

42nd International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
New Delhi, India - September 5 - 9, 2016

Following the great success of the first Workshop on Big Data Open Source Systems (BOSS'15), the second Workshop on Big Data Open Source Systems (BOSS'16) will again give a deep-dive introduction into several active, publicly available, open-source systems. The systems will be presented in tutorials by experts in the presented systems. The tutorials will give details on installation and non-trivial examples usage of the presented system. This year's workshop will have a special session on "Polyglot Data Management".

In contrast to the first instance of the workshop, there will be an open call for tutorials and a public vote on the proposed tutorials to ensure a good participation in all tutorials.

Selection Process
There will be an open call for tutorials through dbworld and other channels. After a sanity check on the submissions making sure that they are complete and relevant, i.e., they are open source, publicly available, and big data related, the workshop will use an open voting process like the Hadoop Summit. This will ensure that the tutorials that are most interesting to a broad audience will be chosen. This also prevents the problem of having tutorials that are not attended by anyone.
Important Dates
  • Call for tutorials: Open until June 1.
    In order to propose a tutorial, please email
    • a short abstract with a brief description of the system,
    • an outline of the planned tutorial,
    • the technology used for the hands on tutorial,
    • a list of presenters involved,
    • and a link to the website of your system

  • Public vote: will be open for two weeks until July 6.
  • Accepted presenters: will be notified by July 15.


Tutorial flow diagram of the BOSS program
The workshop follows a novel massively parallel format. After a joint introduction, multiple parallel tutorial sessions are held. Each tutorial is 1,5 hours in length and will be repeated so that participants can attend two tutorials. Between the two tutorial sessions the workshop hosts the First Workshop on Polyglot Datamanagement.

Polyglot Datamanagement Session

The traditional tags for databases have been rendered obsolete since new data management technologies emerge with a combination of traditional and new capabilities that are transforming the database world. There are many open research challenges in which many different data stores coexist and even ecosystems and architectures based on multiple data stores, such as the lambda architecture. The new technologies have brought new data models and query languages more appropriate for certain kinds of problems such as key-value data stores, document data stores, and graph databases. In this context developers must deal with this data diversity in order to get insights and knowledge from the different data stores. Moreover, guaranteeing consistency across data stores has become a major issue due to the polyglot persistence trend.
This session will present different technologies in this evolving arena of new data management technologies combining multiple capabilities.

Polyglot Databases Session@BOSS-VLDB

Program Outline:

9:00 - 9:15 Introduction
9:15 - 9:45 Flash Session
9:45 - 10:30 Tutorial Session 1 (Part 1)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Tutorial Session1 1 (Part 2)
12:00 - 12:30 Polyglot Session (Part 1)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Polyglot Session (Part 2)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Tutorial Session 2

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair:

  • Tilmann Rabl, TU Berlin,
  • Sebastian Schelter, Amazon,

Polyglot Chair:

  • Patrick Valduriez,INRIA France,
  • Marta Patiño, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,

Advisory Committee:

  • Michael Carey, UC Irvine
  • Volker Markl, TU Berlin

Previous Edition

The first workshop on Big Data Open Source Systems (BOSS'15) was held in conjunction with
VLDB 2015 on September 4, 2015.