SC17 Denver, CO

Submarine: A Subscription-Based Data Streaming Framework for Integrating Large Facilities and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Workshop: The Eighth International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds
Authors: Daniel Balouek-Thomert (Rutgers University)

Abstract: Large scientific facilities provide researchers with instrumentation, data, and data products that can accelerate scientific discovery. However, increasing data volumes coupled with limited local computational power prevents researchers from taking full advantage of what these facilities can offer. Many researchers looked into using commercial and academic cyberinfrastructure (CI) to process this data. Nevertheless, there remains a disconnect between large facilities and cyberinfrastructure that requires researchers to be actively part of the data processing cycle. The increasing complexity of cyberinfrastructure and data scale necessitates new data delivery models, those that can autonomously integrate large-scale scientific facilities and cyberinfrastructure to deliver real-time data and insights. In this paper, we present our initial efforts using the Ocean Observatories Initiative project as a use case. In particular, we present a subscription-based data streaming service for data delivery that leverages the Apache Kafka data streaming platform. We also show how our solution can automatically integrate large-scale facilities with cyberinfrastructure services for automated data processing.

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