Back to Volume
Paper: Observatory Archives in the Era of Big Data: Perspectives from the Spitzer Mission
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 29
Authors: Storrie-Lombardi, L. J.
Abstract: Community Observatory archives, supporting disparate data sets, have traditionally been fundamentally different than homogeneous survey archives. Technological advances in the past decade, particularly with respect to the ease of connectivity, are blurring the lines between observatory archives and large sky surveys. Archives are no longer monolithic repositories of data but instead are portals for data and services as part of the broader scientific landscape. If starting today we would approach the Spitzer archive design with a very different mindset than we did fifteen years ago. We discuss here (1) design lessons learned and the evolution of the archive, (2) the benefits of having the Spitzer archive as a component of IRSA, (3) the value of serving enhanced data sets that are returned to the archive by science teams, and (4) the benefits of connectivity to large survey archives, now and in the future.
Back to Volume