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Petaminer: Efficient Navigation to Petascale Data Using Event-Level Metadata

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89919
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
86021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80303-1379
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Petaminer: Efficient Navigation to Petascale Data Using Event-Level Metadata
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85058
Award Amount: $99,603.00
 

Abstract:

High energy physics experiments store petabytes of data in ROOT files described with TAG metadata. These experiments have challenging goals for efficient access to this data which have not yet been met. Physicists need to be able to compose a TAG metadata query and rapidly retrieve the set of matching events. To address this problem, we propose creating a new storage engine to directly access TAG metadata. The ability to directly read column oriented-ROOT data and to create indexes to optimize data access offers the potential to optimize the speed of TAG metadata retrieval. In addition, a lightweight Web-based interface will be created for querying TAG databases, in order to provide improved usability and global accessibility. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Column-oriented databases are an emerging technique for achieving higher performance than traditional row-oriented databases, especially in large scale data-mining scenarios. There is a large market potential for building optimized application-specific databases that vastly outperform traditional database engines.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Hamill
Mr.
7209741851
paulh@txcorp.com

Business Contact:

Laurence D. Nelson
Mr.
7209741856
lnelson@txcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue Suite A Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841256533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No