Category Archives: DBMS

Tools For Astronomical Big Data

This week, I attended the Tools for Astronomical Big Data Workshop, held in Tucson from March 9 -11 and sponsored by NOAO. Over 100 practitioners gathered to “survey the present state of the art in addressing the challenges of conducting … Continue reading

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Ten things we would do differently today: Reflections on a decade of ALMA software development

This is the title of an outstanding presentation given by Brian Glendenning and his team at the recent SPIE meeting in Montreal, Canada (June 22 -28, 2014).  The ALMA software has been an impressive effort over 12+ years,  involving 100 … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day Five Morning, December 13 2013

The last day, Day Five, of Astroinformatics 2013, hosted  by CSIRO, is now underway. In this successful meeting, we have been discussing advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy. You can see the agenda … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Database: A Webcast

Picking a database these days can be bewildering, and at the same time it can be a crucial business or project decision.  This webcast, by Robin Bloor, Ph.D. Chief Analyst of the Bloor Group, and Mark Madsen of Third Nature, … Continue reading

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