[okfn-discuss] Hosting of open data for science
z.beauvais at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 15:23:56 UTC 2012
Any major problems with Amazon S3? Does it need app-space, or is it storing static files? It's pretty well-known, so shouldn't be too bad for transfer to new/different people, and there are a lot of libraries supporting building against it.
S3 might be a good option, but the Data Hub would be awesome to make it more useable too.
Another thing is cost: S3 would be pretty good if you're looking to store big files which might not be accessed too often, but could be pricey if they're used extensively.
An interesting balancing act.
Zach Beauvais | @zbeauvais (http://twitter.com/zbeauvais)
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On Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 14:45, Jenny Molloy wrote:
> Hi Gael
> You could host on the Data Hub http://datahub.io/, which is a service run by the Open Knowledge Foundation (more info on CKAN and scientific data can be found in this blog post from Mark Wainwright http://blog.okfn.org/2012/06/19/ckan-science/)
> Alternatively, there is figshare http://figshare.com/
> Both require no passwords to download (you may need to provide minimal registration information to upload) and will host files of that size.
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org (mailto:gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org)> wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > I am trying to host a 160Mb dataset on a password-free site. It's a
> > scientific dataset (namely fMRI data from a classic experiment) that we
> > want to host to be able to give people open source software reproducing
> > the publication.
> > I am somewhat unsure what the best option is for this hosting. I am not
> > too excited at the idea of relying on my institution's servers, because I
> > find that it is hard to garantee the future of the data, as people
> > (including me) move on. Any suggestions?
> > Cheers,
> > Gaël
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