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Maitri: A Format-Independent Framework for Managing Large Scale Scientific Data

TitleMaitri: A Format-Independent Framework for Managing Large Scale Scientific Data
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSinha, R. R., A. Termehchy, M. Winslett, S. Mitra, and J. Norris
Conference NameProceedings of the Third Biennial on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR’07)
Pagination219-224
Date Published01/2007
Conference LocationPacific Grove, CA
Abstract

Even traditional commercial database systems do not scale to the size of today’s large scientific data sets, whose growth is outpacing Moore’s Law. Instead, scientists are wedded to special-purpose data formats and their associated I/O libraries, even though these libraries provide only basic functionality. Thus there is a need for a scalable data management system that can support these formats and, when needed, provide more sophisticated functionality for indexing, buffering, caching, concurrency control, metadata management, and querying.