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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85058
Agency Tracking Number: 86021
Amount: $99,603.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 47 c
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
Duns: 806486692
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Hamill
 (720) 974-1851
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Research Institution
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.

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