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The new Gemini Observatory archive: a fast and low cost observatory data archive running in the cloud
Author(s): Paul Hirst; Ricardo Cardenes
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Paper Abstract

We have developed and deployed a new data archive for the Gemini Observatory. Focused on simplicity and ease of use, the archive provides a number of powerful and novel features including automatic association of calibration data with the science data, and the ability to bookmark searches. A simple but powerful API allows programmatic search and download of data. The archive is hosted on Amazon Web Services, which provides us excellent internet connectivity and significant cost savings in both operations and development over more traditional deployment options. The code is written in python, utilizing a PostgreSQL database and Apache web server.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99131E (8 August 2016);
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Paul Hirst, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Ricardo Cardenes, Gemini Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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