Cloud computing has emerged as a powerful paradigm for hosting Internet scale applications in large computing infrastructures due to their desirable features of unlimited resources and infinite scalability, pay-per-use model requiring no up-front investment, elasticity of resources, and fault-tolerance. Since one of the primary goals of the cloud is to host data-intensive applications, large-scale data management is a crucial component.
NEC Labs America has awarded the University California, Santa
Barbara an unrestricted gift of USD 70,000 to support your research proposal,
titled "ElasTraS: Towards an Autonomous, Elastic and Scalable Database
Management System for the Cloud." This funding is part of the NEC Labs Data Management University Awards program.