Ophidia: Toward Big Data Analytics for eScience

S. Fiore, A. D'Anca, C. Palazzo, I. Foster, D.N. Williams, G. Aloisio
2013 Procedia Computer Science  
This work introduces Ophidia, a big data analytics research effort aiming at supporting the access, analysis and mining of scientific (n-dimensional array based) data. The Ophidia platform extends, in terms of both primitives and data types, current relational database system implementations (in particular MySQL) to enable efficient data analysis tasks on scientific array-based data. To enable big data analytics it exploits well-known scientific numerical libraries, a distributed and
more » ... uted and hierarchical storage model and a parallel software framework based on the Message Passing Interface to run from single tasks to more complex dataflows. The current version of the Ophidia platform is being tested on NetCDF data produced by CMCC climate scientists in the context of the international Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5).
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.409 fatcat:ro7oovrq7jentliudepivqejgm