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Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology, and Deployment (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science) 1st Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"… Each chapter contains insights and experience gleaned by experts and luminaries in storage who are confronting and managing the data tsunami that has now inundated the leading-edge scientific and supercomputing centers around the world. Individuals in a variety of scientific and commercial areas who are struggling to manage large amounts of data should find this book both educational and useful."
—Ron Farber, Scientific Computing, 2010

About the Author

Arie Shoshani is a senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he heads the Scientific Data Management Research Group. Dr. Shoshani is also the director of the Scientific Data Management Center, one of several large computer science centers supported by the SciDAC program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Doron Rotem is a senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he heads the research program on scientific data management.


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Product Details

  • Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science
  • Hardcover: 590 pages
  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 1 edition (December 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420069802
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420069808
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,601,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Offer on January 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Excellent survey of methods and tools to manage massive amounts of scientific data. The chapter "Metadata and Provenance Management" is particularly helpful since this is an area my workgroup has been weak in.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Part I: Storage Technology and Efficient Storage Access
Chapter 1. Storage Technology
Chapter 2. Parallel Data Storage and Access
Chapter 3. Dynamic Storage Management
Part II: Data Transfer and Scheduling
Chapter 4. Coordination of Access to Large-Scale Datasets in Distributed Environments
Chapter 5. High Throughput Data Movement
Part III: Specialized Retrieval Techniques and Database Systems
Chapter 6. Accelerating Queries on Very Large Datasets
Chapter 7. Emerging Database Systems in Support of Scientific Data
Part IV: Data Analysis, Integration, and Visualization Methods
Chapter 8. Scientific Data Analysis*
Chapter 9. Scientific Data Management Challenges in High-Performance Visual Data Analysis
Chapter 10. Interoperability and Data Integration in the Geosciences
Chapter 11. Analyzing Data Streams in Scientific Applications*
Part V: Scientific Process Management
Chapter 12. Metadata and Provenance Management
Chapter 13. Scientific Process Automation and Workflow Management
Conclusions and Future Outlook
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