How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

This article by Steve Groom and myself was just published on-line in the Association for Computing Machinery Queue:

How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami? – ACM Queue

In it, we describe the practices that can keep astronomy archives ahead of the tsunami, which will deposit an estimated 60-100 PB of data on-line by 2020.  We describe how archive performance is already being degraded by the rapid growth and data volume and growing use of sophisticated queries – see the figure below. We describe how practices such as rigorous evaluation of new technologies, partnerships between astronomers and computer scientists, and training of scientists in high-end software engineering engineering skills will all be necessary.

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