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Friday, July 18, 2008

Do repositories scale to hold large amounts data?

Stuart Lewis, About to load test DEF repositories, Stuart Lewis' Blog, July 18, 2008.  Excerpt:

One of the core aims of the ROAD [Robot-generated Open Access Data] project is to load test DSpace, EPrints and Fedora [DEF] repositories to see how they scale when it comes to using them as repositories to archive large amounts of data (in the form of experimental results and metadata). According to RAOR, the largest repositories (housing open access materials) based on these platforms are 191510, 59715 and 85982 respectively (as of 18th July 208). We want to push them further and see how they fare....