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NASA Brings 'Big Data' to the CloudDate: 11/12/2013
Category: Mission News & Science
By: Eve Halligan
NASA Brings Earth Science 'Big Data' to the Cloud
This agreement allows NASA and AWS to experiment with a new way to provide data services. By using the cloud, research and application users worldwide gain access to an integrated Earth science computational and data management system they can use on their own. The service encompasses selected NASA satellite and global change data sets -- including temperature, precipitation, and forest cover -- and data processing tools from the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), a research platform of the NASA Advanced Supercomputer Facility at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. NASA climate data sets provided to AWS will continue to be available to the public in a full and open manner. The effort continues NASA's adoption of cloud platforms to enhance digital services, enabling NASA to make more U.S. government data easy to find and access without having to download large amounts of data.
The NASA datasets will be available through the Amazon Public Data Sets program at:
To learn more about the NASA NEX Public Data Sets on AWS, visit:
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