Introducing distributed dynamic data-intensive (D3) science: Understanding applications and infrastructure

Shantenu Jha, Daniel S. Katz, Andre Luckow, Neil Chue Hong, Omer Rana, Yogesh Simmhan

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A common feature across many science and engineering applications is the amount and diversity of data and computation that must be integrated to yield insights. Datasets are growing larger and becoming distributed; their location, availability, and properties are often time-dependent. Collectively, these characteristics give rise to dynamic distributed data-intensive applications. While “static” data applications have received significant attention, the characteristics, requirements, and software systems for the analysis of large volumes of dynamic, distributed data, and data-intensive applications have received relatively less attention. This paper surveys several representative dynamic distributed data-intensive application scenarios, provides a common conceptual framework to understand them, and examines the infrastructure used in support of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4032
JournalConcurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 25 2017


  • data intensive
  • distributed
  • dynamic
  • scientific applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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