Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

Living Edition
| Editors: Sherif Sakr, Albert Zomaya


[Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies]

The Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies provides IT professionals, educators, researchers and students with a comprehensive set of definitions covering the most relevant Big Data technologies. The encyclopedia articles will be authored by a worldwide subject matter experts in industry and academia, this unique publication, in multiple volumes, covers a wide range of Big Data topics. The editorial board of the encyclopedia consists of 35 well-respected scholars. The sections are designed to capture the most relevant terms and assigned to experts that develop articles in a consistent and standardized way.

This extensive reference work answers the need for solid and comprehensive research source in the domain of big data technologies. The encyclopedia will not be focused only on one discipline, research area or one type of data. It will cover all related technical disciplines for big data technologies such as big data storage systems, NoSQL database, cloud computing, distributed systems, machine learning and social technologies. In particular, this encyclopedia will provide comprehensive reading materials for a large range of audiences and has potential to influence readers to think further and investigate the area that are novel to them.

Editorial Board:

Sherif Sakr (Editor-in-Chief), Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia  

Albert Y. Zomaya (Editor-in-Chief), School of Information Technologies, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia


Pramod Bhatotia, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Rodrigo N. Calheiros, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Aamir Cheema, Monash University, Australia

Jinjun Chen, School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, eXascale Infolab, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Marcos Dias de Assuncao, Inria, LIP, ENS Lyon, Lyon, France

Marlon Dumas, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Paolo Ferragina, Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

George Fletcher, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Olaf Hartig, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Bingsheng He, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Asterios Katsifodimos, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands

Alessandro Margara, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Kamran Munir, Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Behrooz Parhami, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Antonio Pescapè, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Meikel Poess, Server Technologies, Oracle, Redwood Shores, California, United States

Deepak Puthal, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia

Tilmann Rabl, Technische Universität Berlin, Database Systems and Information Management Group, Berlin, Germany

Mohammad Sadoghi, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Timos Sellis, Swinburne University of Technology, Data Science Research Institute, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy

Maik Thiele, Database Systems Group, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Yuanyuan Tian, IBM Almaden Research Center, SAN JOSE, CA, United States

Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, DIMES, Rende, Italy

Hannes Voigt, Dresden Database Systems Group, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Computer Science, Berlin, Germany

Fatma Özcan, IBM Research – Almaden, San Jose, CA, USA


Sherif Sakr is currently a Professor of Computer Science at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He is also affiliated with The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) and Data61/CSIRO (formerly NICTA). He received his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from Konstanz University, Germany in 2007. He received 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 2008 and 2009, Sherif held an Adjunct Lecturer position at the Department of Computing of Macquarie University, Australia. Prof. Sakr held a visiting Researcher/Professor appointments in international reputable research and academic institutes including Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA (2011), Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland - Formerly Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (2012), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2015), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2016), Technical University of Dresden, Germany (2016). In 2013, Sherif has been awarded the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. Prof. Sakr is an ACM Senior Member and an IEEE Senior Member. He is also an ACM distinguished speaker and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker. 

Albert Y. Zomaya is the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the School of Information Technologies, Sydney University. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing which was established in late 2009. He served as the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (2011-2014) and was elected recently as a Founding Editor in Chief for the newly established IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing. Dr. Zomaya also serves as an associate editor for 22 leading journals, such as, the ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions on Internet TechnologyIEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. Dr. Zomaya is the Founding Editor of several book series, such as, the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Springer Scalable Computing and Communications. Dr. Zomaya is the recipient of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing Outstanding Service Award (2011), the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing (2011), and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2014). He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, and IET. Dr. Zomaya’s research interests are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing and complex systems.


Editors and affiliations

  • Sherif Sakr
    • 1
  • Albert Zomaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Sch of Info Techno, Building J12University of Sydney Sch of Info Techno, Building J12SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63962-8
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Number Of Entries 242