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Migrating a Multiterabyte Archive from Object to Relational Databases
September/October 2003 (vol. 5 no. 5)
pp. 16-29
Ani Thakar, Johns Hopkins University
Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
Jim Gray, Microsoft Research

A commercial, object-oriented database engine with custom tools for data-mining the multiterabyte Sloan Digital Sky Survey archive did not meet its performance objectives. We describe the problems, technical issues, and process of migrating this large data set project to relational database technology.

Index Terms:
database, astronomy, terabyte, archive, migrating
Citation:
Ani Thakar, Alex Szalay, Peter Kunszt, Jim Gray, "Migrating a Multiterabyte Archive from Object to Relational Databases," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 16-29, Sept.-Oct. 2003, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2003.1225857
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