May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

Cloud Dataverse: Data Repository Software for Open Clouds

In the last 10 years, the Dataverse project has been a leader in open-source repository software for sharing and archiving research data. Dataverse has an active, growing community of developers and users, with 22 installations of the software around the world. The Harvard Dataverse repository alone hosts 70,000 datasets, 330,000 data files, with contributions from more than 500 institutions.

Cloud Dataverse combines Dataverse and OpenStack by storing datasets in OpenStack’s Swift Object storage and replicating datasets from Dataverse repositories world-wide to the cloud(s) -- offering enormous value to both the Dataverse and OpenStack communities. It provides Dataverse users the ability to host larger datasets and efficiently compute on data from around the world using OpenStack’s compute services. It provides OpenStack users with a repository system that is much richer than Amazon’s Public Datasets service.

Monday, May 8, 11:15am-11:55am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Harvard University, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at IQSS
Mercè Crosas is the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. She has more than 10 years of experience leading the Dataverse project and more than 15 years of experience building data management and analysis systems in biotechnology companies and academia. She is part of numerous committees and working groups... FULL PROFILE
Director, Massachusetts Open Cloud
Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at BU, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University. Before coming to BU, he spent five years at VMware starting... FULL PROFILE
Massachusetts Open Cloud
Piyanai Saowarattitada is the Director of Engineering & Infrastructure at the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC). Her first experience with OpenStack was back in 2012-13 during Folsom/Grizzly time frame where she led an effort to deploy a Quantum based private cloud for development at (then) HP Cloud services. She joined the MOC leadership team in January 2015 to lead a small team of... FULL PROFILE