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An overview of the EOSDIS V0 information management system: Lessons learned from the implementation of a distributed data systemThe EOSDIS Version 0 system, released in July, 1994, is a working prototype of a distributed data system. One of the purposes of the V0 project is to take several existing data systems and coordinate them into one system while maintaining the independent nature of the original systems. The project is a learning experience and the lessons are being passed on to the architects of the system which will distribute the data received from the planned EOS satellites. In the V0 system, the data resides on heterogeneous systems across the globe but users are presented with a single, integrated interface. This interface allows users to query the participating data centers based on a wide set of criteria. Because this system is a prototype, we used many novel approaches in trying to connect a diverse group of users with the huge amount of available data. Some of these methods worked and others did not. Now that V0 has been released to the public, we can look back at the design and implementation of the system and also consider some possible future directions for the next generation of EOSDIS.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Ryan, Patrick M. (Hughes STX, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, 1994 Science Information Management and Data Compression Workshop
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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