Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

GridDB: a Data-Centric Overlay for Scientific Grids

David T. Liu and Michael J. Franklin

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-04-1311
March 2004

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2004/CSD-04-1311.pdf

We present GridDB, a data-centric overlay for scientific grid data analysis. In contrast to currently deployed process-centric middleware, GridDB manages data entities rather than processes. GridDB provides a suite of services important to data analysis: a declarative interface, type-checking, interactive query processing, and memoization. We discuss several elements of GridDB: data model, query language, software architecture and query processing; and a prototype implementation. We validate GridDB by showing its modeling of real-world physics and astronomy analyses; and measurements on our prototype.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Liu:CSD-04-1311,
    Author = {Liu, David T. and Franklin, Michael J.},
    Title = {GridDB: a Data-Centric Overlay for Scientific Grids},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2004},
    Month = {Mar},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2004/5325.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-04-1311},
    Abstract = {We present GridDB, a data-centric overlay for scientific grid data analysis. In contrast to currently deployed process-centric middleware, GridDB manages data entities rather than processes. GridDB provides a suite of services important to data analysis: a declarative interface, type-checking, interactive query processing, and memoization. We discuss several elements of GridDB: data model, query language, software architecture and query processing; and a prototype implementation. We validate GridDB by showing its modeling of real-world physics and astronomy analyses; and measurements on our prototype.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Franklin, Michael J.
%T GridDB: a Data-Centric Overlay for Scientific Grids
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2004
%@ UCB/CSD-04-1311
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2004/5325.html
%F Liu:CSD-04-1311