Research institutions participating in Australia and New Zealand’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio astronomy project are working with data management giants like IBM and Cisco to develop processing and data storage methods.

We found this interesting information on itNews in their article, “SKA researchers probe data vendors.” The project is expected to be one of the largest in a long time, if ever. The amount of data expected from the 3000-dish array will exceed an exabyte of raw data per day. Now that is big data.

Australia and New Zealand aren’t the only ones in vying for this project; South Africa is also seeking to win rights to host the project.

One of the biggest IT challenges being faced by everyone today involves the management of large and ever increasing amounts a data.

Melody K. Smith

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