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dc.titleSimple re-instantiation of small databases using cloud computing.
dc.contributor.authorTan, T.W.
dc.contributor.authorXie, C.
dc.contributor.authorDe Silva, M.
dc.contributor.authorLim, K.S.
dc.contributor.authorPatro, C.P.
dc.contributor.authorLim, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorGovindarajan, K.R.
dc.contributor.authorTong, J.C.
dc.contributor.authorChoo, K.H.
dc.contributor.authorRanganathan, S.
dc.contributor.authorKhan, A.M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T11:22:57Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T11:22:57Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationTan, T.W., Xie, C., De Silva, M., Lim, K.S., Patro, C.P., Lim, S.J., Govindarajan, K.R., Tong, J.C., Choo, K.H., Ranganathan, S., Khan, A.M. (2013). Simple re-instantiation of small databases using cloud computing.. BMC genomics 14 Suppl 5. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-S5-S13
dc.identifier.issn14712164
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/181582
dc.description.abstractSmall bioinformatics databases, unlike institutionally funded large databases, are vulnerable to discontinuation and many reported in publications are no longer accessible. This leads to irreproducible scientific work and redundant effort, impeding the pace of scientific progress. We describe a Web-accessible system, available online at http://biodb100.apbionet.org, for archival and future on demand re-instantiation of small databases within minutes. Depositors can rebuild their databases by downloading a Linux live operating system (http://www.bioslax.com), preinstalled with bioinformatics and UNIX tools. The database and its dependencies can be compressed into an ".lzm" file for deposition. End-users can search for archived databases and activate them on dynamically re-instantiated BioSlax instances, run as virtual machines over the two popular full virtualization standard cloud-computing platforms, Xen Hypervisor or vSphere. The system is adaptable to increasing demand for disk storage or computational load and allows database developers to use the re-instantiated databases for integration and development of new databases. Herein, we demonstrate that a relatively inexpensive solution can be implemented for archival of bioinformatics databases and their rapid re-instantiation should the live databases disappear.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceUnpaywall 20201031
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectbiology
dc.subjectcomputer interface
dc.subjectcomputer program
dc.subjectfactual database
dc.subjectinformation center
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectmethodology
dc.subjectArchives
dc.subjectComputational Biology
dc.subjectDatabases, Factual
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectSoftware
dc.subjectUser-Computer Interface
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
dc.description.doi10.1186/1471-2164-14-S5-S13
dc.description.sourcetitleBMC genomics
dc.description.volume14 Suppl 5
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