Cluster-Based Repositories and Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$736,365.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R198
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0080
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MAYA DESIGN
2100 Wharton Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782501597
Principal Investigator:
Peter Lucas
Chief Executive Officer
(412) 488-2900
lucas@maya.com
Business Contact:
Amy Jankowski
Controller
(412) 488-2900
jankowski@maya.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to build an Open Analytical Framework using a technology called Cluster Based Repositories to support collaborative, distributed data collection and analysis. The Open Analytical Framework will be an inexpensive, distributed information analysis platform. It emphasizes collaboration through information liquidity and performance through massive scale and parallelization. It is composed of a large distributed ensemble of cooperating data storage nodes (repositories) and applications layered on the resulting uniform data space. We will address the problems of information object identity, schema definition, distributed indexing and query, caching and consistency, change notification, and intermittently connected (e.g., mobile) applications. Our proposed solutions revolve around the use of simple layered data representations (u-forms) and agents to manage the data (shepherds).

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