The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery

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Microsoft Research, 2009 - Science - 252 pages
This book presents the first broad look at the rapidly emerging field of data-intensive science, with the goal of influencing the worldwide scientific and computing research communities and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Increasingly, scientific breakthroughs will be powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets. The speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of eScience such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud-computing technologies. This collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.

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User Review  - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing

A broad and low tech survey of research in the golden age of data. Since no reader is likely to know all of these domains, there is surely something to be learned. The price can't be beat; the eBook is free online from Microsoft. Read full review

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Computational science -- problems posed by scientific datasets of many terabytes, now starting to be petabytes. Many authors, from many different areas. Handsomely produced -- in fact, I found most of the pictures to be more captivating than most of the text. Read full review



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