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Academic Lecture on "Microservice Databases" Held for the 50th Anniversary of Computer Science and Technology Discipline Development at HUST

time:October 26, 2023 author:SHI Zheng edit:SHI Zheng

On the afternoon of October 24, 2023, an academic lecture was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science and Technology Discipline Development at HUST. The lecture featured Professor Yongluan Zhou from the University of Copenhagen as the keynote speaker, delivering an academic presentation on "Data Management in Event-based Microservices." The lecture was hosted by Vice Dean Xuanhua Shi from the School of Computer Science and Technology.


Professor Yongluan Zhou is a professor in the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen, where he leads the Data Management Systems Lab (DMS Lab). His research interests span database systems and distributed systems, with a focus on scalable event-driven systems.


In this lecture, Professor Zhou introduced the University of Copenhagen and its Computer Science department, and shared the latest research findings of his team on event-based microservice architecture. The lecture highlighted the challenges in data management and service consistency, high user requirements, and complex interactions among microservices. For instance, serious data inconsistency issues may arise during the flight reservation process.

During the lecture, Professor Zhou conducted a systematic literature review using representative articles on microservices. He analyzed a set of popular open-source microservice applications and conducted an online survey to cross-validate the results with opinions and experiences from over 120 experienced practitioners and researchers. The analysis systematically addressed the aforementioned challenges and practical application requirements, proposing multiple requirements for data management systems based on microservice architecture to mitigate these issues.


In the Q&A session, Professor Xuanhua Shi engaged in a discussion with Professor Zhou on the database-driven microservice architecture, and Professor Zhou answered questions from the audience regarding examples discussed during the lecture and the developmental approach of database systems at the storage level.


After the lecture, Professor Zhou engaged in discussions with the attending students, fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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