19 July 2010 The Kepler DB: a database management system for arrays, sparse arrays, and binary data
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The Kepler Science Operations Center stores pixel values on approximately six million pixels collected every 30 minutes, as well as data products that are generated as a result of running the Kepler science processing pipeline. The Kepler Database management system (Kepler DB)was created to act as the repository of this information. After one year of flight usage, Kepler DB is managing 3 TiB of data and is expected to grow to over 10 TiB over the course of the mission. Kepler DB is a non-relational, transactional database where data are represented as one-dimensional arrays, sparse arrays or binary large objects. We will discuss Kepler DB's APIs, implementation, usage and deployment at the Kepler Science Operations Center.
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Sean McCauliff, Sean McCauliff, Miles T. Cote, Miles T. Cote, Forrest R. Girouard, Forrest R. Girouard, Christopher Middour, Christopher Middour, Todd C. Klaus, Todd C. Klaus, Bill Wohler, Bill Wohler, "The Kepler DB: a database management system for arrays, sparse arrays, and binary data", Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400M (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856792; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856792
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