In this demonstration, we will showcase Myria, our novel cloud service for big data management and analytics designed to improve productivity. Myria's goal is for users to simply upload their data and for the system to help them be self-sufficient data science experts on their data -- self-serve analytics. Using a web browser, Myria users can upload data,… (More)
We develop and evaluate an approach for generating Personalized Service Level Agreements (PSLAs) that separate cloud users from the details of compute resources behind a cloud database management service. PSLAs retain the possibility to trade-off performance for cost and do so in a manner specific to the user's database.
We present the motivation, design, implementation, and preliminary evaluation for a service that enables astronomers to study the growth history of galaxies by following their `merger trees' in large-scale astrophysical simulations. The service uses the Myria parallel data management system as back-end and the D3 data visualization library within its… (More)
We demonstrate PerfEnforce, a dynamic scaling engine for analytics services. PerfEnforce automatically scales a cluster of virtual machines in order to minimize costs while probabilistically meeting the query runtime guarantees offered by a performance-oriented service level agreement (SLA). The demonstration will show three families of dynamic scaling… (More)
Mentoring is important for the recruitment and retention of qualified nurse faculty, their ongoing career development, and leadership development. However, what are current best practices of mentoring? The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of a model for excellence in establishing a formal mentoring program for academic nurse educators. Six… (More)
In this paper, we present PerfEnforce, a scaling engine designed to enable cloud providers to sell performance levels for data analytics cloud services. PerfEnforce scales a cluster of virtual machines (VMs) allocated to a user in a way that minimizes cost while probabilistically meeting the query runtime guarantees offered by a service level agreement… (More)
Cytoplasmic linker-associated proteins (CLASPs) are proposed to function in cell division based on their ability to bind tubulin via arrayed tumor overexpressed gene (TOG)-like (TOGL) domains. Structure predictions suggest that CLASPs have at least two TOGL domains. We show that only TOGL2 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CLASP Stu1 binds to tubulin and is… (More)