Customizable Web Service for Effcient Access to Distributed Nuclear Physics Relational Databases

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$749,740.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84757
Agency Tracking Number:
82470
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
28
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806486692
Principal Investigator
 Chuang Li
 Dr
 (720) 974-1844
 chuli@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Mr
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Email: lnelson@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An increasing fraction of the data generated in Nuclear and High-Energy Physics (HENP) is managed in distributed and relational databases. As the size of this data grows and the collaborative nature of HENP experiments increases, the ability to access di¿erently organized relational databases remotely, e¿ciently, and yet in a user-friendly and interoperable manner, is becoming very important. The HENP community lacks tools addressing this need and accommodating related challenges. This project will develop a customizable Web Service for e¿cient access to distributed Nuclear Physics (NP) databases. The system will consist of a generic Web Service for accessing arbitrary distributed relational databases, a reference client implemented for the Solenoidal Tracker at the RHIC (STAR) experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and a tool for creation of the high-level and domain-speci¿c clients required by particular applications. The Phase I project implemented a generic customizable Web Service for accessing distributed relational databases while supplying the capability of multiple language bindings without signi¿cant user modi¿cations. The Phase II project will continue to build on the existing prototype and incorporate several additional modern computer science technologies. It will develop auto-caching mechanisms for increasing the e¿ective system performance and provide on-demand resource allocation tools to meet growing data demands e¿ciently. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Relational databases are widely used in commercial applications (pharmaceutical drug trials, transactions in banking and ¿nancial trading, credit history and fraud detection, consumer ¿churn¿ in subscriber businesses (cell phone, cable TV), among others). The tools developed in this project will also be made available to the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, as well as other scienti¿c domains.

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