NASA Archives and Data Stewardship in the Cloud with Cumulus

2019-02-06T14:51:54Z (GMT) by Lauren Frederick
NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) houses nearly 30PBs of critical Earth Science data and with upcoming missions is expected to balloon to between 200PBs-300PBs over the next seven years. The magnitude of data collected makes it infeasible to download data and process it locally, forcing us to re-think how we store and work with earth science data. NASA has looked to the cloud to address this, building its open source Cumulus software to manage the ingest of diverse data in a wide variety of formats into the cloud and provide services to manage and access the data. In this talk, we will describe how Cumulus provides common features needed to manage a cloud archive in the realm of ingest and data stewardship. This presentation was given at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Winter Meeting in January 2019.