Our ability to collect videos en masse can revolutionize how we interact with the world by enabling powerful virtual reality (VR) video applications in education, tourism, tele-presence and other areas. Many of these new applications involve processing and serving 360-degree stereoscopic videos, which require dramatic improvements in technology to manage and process the massive-scale visual data necessary for truly immersive experiences. At SIGMOD ’17, we demonstrated the first prototype of VisualCloud, a new database management system (DBMS) designed to efficiently ingest, store, and deliver VR content at scale. Read More