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Federated database services for wind tunnel experiment workflows

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Enabling the full life cycle of scientific and engineering workflows requires robust middleware and services that support effective data management, near-realtime data movement and custom data processing. Many existing solutions exploit the database as a passive metadata catalog. In this paper, we present an approach that makes use of federation of databases to host data-centric wind tunnel application workflows. The user is able to compose customized application workflows based on database services. We provide a reference implementation that leverages typical business tools and technologies: Microsoft SQL Server for database services and Windows Workflow Foundation for workflow services. The application data and user's code are both hosted in federated databases. With the growing interest in XML Web Services in scientific Grids, and with databases beginning to support native XML types and XML Web services, we can expect the role of databases in scientific computation to grow in importance.

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Paventhan, A., Takeda, K., Cox, S.J. and Nicole, D.A. (2007) Federated database services for wind tunnel experiment workflows Scientific Programming, 14, (3-4), pp. 173-184.

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Published date: January 2007
Keywords: application workflows, workflow activities, scientific data management, database federation, RDBMS
Organisations: Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics

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Local EPrints ID: 48662
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48662
PURE UUID: c1548737-c00c-4a04-86de-6ef75553dd78

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Date deposited: 08 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:58

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Author: A. Paventhan
Author: K. Takeda
Author: S.J. Cox
Author: D.A. Nicole

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