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Multi-cloud Storage Middleware - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

The age of dominance of a single database technology in the data tier of an application is behind us, and different storage resources (both relational and non-relational, both on-premise and cloud storage offerings) are increasingly being combined in practice. We currently focus on a number of related research challenges, including:
  • Application-level storage policies and customization thereof (e.g. per-tenant),
  • Monitoring dynamic properties of multi-cloud storage architecture,
  • Dynamic (re-)deployment, and other run-time tactics,
  • Online database (micro-)benchmarking, prediction-based solutions, blackbox monitoring of individual storage nodes,
  • Data modeling for different storage technologies (e.g. NoSQL),
  • Systematic support for externalizing this complexity from the application (reusable, configurable middleware).

If you share our strong interest in storage technology and middleware for distributed systems, and if you have
  • a master in computer science (or equivalent),
  • an analytical mind and technically skilled,
  • optionally some industry experience,
  • and fluent English communication skills,
  • then you might be the researcher we are looking for. 

  • a supportive and collaborative team in which you can develop know-how and expertise in state-of-the-art technologies,
  • the opportunity to build up research and innovation skills that are essential for a future career in industrial as well as academic research and development environments,
  • support in the further development of your competences to analyze strategic research problems and to architect and evaluate innovative solutions with industrial applicability,
  • an international and multicultural working environment at the Campus.
  • This position is open for junior and senior researchers, including Project Collaborators, PhD students and Post-docs.
  •  This research position can definitely lead to a PhD trajectory in computer science, but this is not a mandatory track for candidates interested to apply for this position.