The DSL was very involved in this year’s VLDB in Istanbul. This included a tutorial on privacy in the cloud, a paper on multi-datacenter concurrency control, a paper on log structured databases, a demo on human driven consensus in mobile P2P environments, Amr moderating a panel on social networks and mobility in the cloud, Amr co-chairing the Workshop on Online Social Systems, and Divy giving the BigData workshop keynote.