CyberGIS-Cloud: A unified middleware framework for cloud-based geospatial research and education

Furqan Baig, Alexander Michels, Zimo Xiao, Su Yeon Han, Anand Padmanabhan, Zhiyu Li, Shaowen Wang

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Abstract

Interest in cloud-based cyberinfrastructure continues to grow within the geospatial community to tackle contemporary big data challenges. Distributed computing frameworks, deployed over the cloud, provide scalable and low-maintenance solutions to accelerate geospatial research and education. However, for scientists and researchers, the usage of such resources is highly constrained by the steep curve for learning diverse sets of platform-specific tools and APIs. This paper presents CyberGIS-Cloud as a unified middleware to streamline the execution of distributed geospatial workflows over multiple cloud backends with easy-to-use interfaces. CyberGIS-Cloud employs bringing computation-to-data model by abstracting and automating job execution over distributed resources hosted in the cloud environment where the data resides. We present details of CyberGIS-Cloud with support for popular distributed computing frameworks backed by research-oriented JetStream Cloud and commercial Google Cloud Platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPEARC 2022 Conference Series - Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2022 - Revolutionary
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Connections, You
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391610
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 8 2022
Event2022 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Revolutionary: Computing, Connections, You, PEARC 2022 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 10 2022Jul 14 2022

Publication series

NamePEARC 2022 Conference Series - Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2022 - Revolutionary: Computing, Connections, You

Conference

Conference2022 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Revolutionary: Computing, Connections, You, PEARC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/10/227/14/22

Keywords

  • cloud-computing
  • cybergis
  • middleware
  • science-gateway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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