Data Management for Science Field

by Tseng H. K.
The journal I read this week is called “Portable Data Management Cloud for Field Science” by Yuma Matsui and Aaron Gidding. The author basiclly talks about how data portability and accessibility important in modern science field, espcially in archaeology. These days, cloud computing system has provide great computing infrastructure for many scientific fields that have to work both in field sites and the lab.Moreover, data portability brought the fields with great accessibility for their data. The author talks about how efficiently exchange their data for analysis between work sites and their lab via portable data management system.

Since modern sciences requires decent software to work with, and some science fields also require work in both in site and their office, data portability and accessibility are very important to have in these fields. Modern sciences require more and more computer power as they go on. Therefore, I think data exchange proficiency is very important in these fields.

I think the topic is pretty relevant because in this computer field, most of the time we work with other teams or groups. It is very rare for us to work alone. The journal very clearly talks about what technologies to use nowadays for exchange data more quickly and accurately. It is very important for us to know.

IEEEXplore (2012) Portable Data Management Cloud for Field Science from California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) by Yuma Matsui, Aaron Gidding, Thomas E. Levy, Falko Kuester, Thomas A. DeFanti.

3 thoughts on “Data Management for Science Field

  • November 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I can see how cloud computing can help with a field of study such as archeology. Since they have to be out in the field, often for weeks at a time, cloud computing would allow them easy access to much of their data. I would be curious to see what kind of data warehousing they are using for their field of study. I would have to imagine that it is both a mix of SQL based solutions as well as NoSQL since they would generate a large amount of both pictures (unstructured data) and structured data such as locations, dates, times and people working on the site. I would also be interested to see if they use normal data warehousing in their fields or if they have gone to something more modern such as Hadoop.

  • November 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Good article. I definitely agree that data portability is important in all aspects of a business. With cloud technology becoming even more popular, it’s looks as though portability will even better as well. Thanks for the post.

  • November 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    It’s great to see how data warehousing contributes to the growth of business and fields of science. It’s important that scientists, archaeologists, and other science professions have the technology to help sustain their research and help move us forward globally, which would adversely affect our economy and aspire innovation for the future.

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