8 August 2016 The new Gemini Observatory archive: a fast and low cost observatory data archive running in the cloud
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We have developed and deployed a new data archive for the Gemini Observatory. Focused on simplicity and ease of use, the archive provides a number of powerful and novel features including automatic association of calibration data with the science data, and the ability to bookmark searches. A simple but powerful API allows programmatic search and download of data. The archive is hosted on Amazon Web Services, which provides us excellent internet connectivity and significant cost savings in both operations and development over more traditional deployment options. The code is written in python, utilizing a PostgreSQL database and Apache web server.
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Paul Hirst, Paul Hirst, Ricardo Cardenes, Ricardo Cardenes, "The new Gemini Observatory archive: a fast and low cost observatory data archive running in the cloud", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99131E (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231833; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231833
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