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What is data storage?
Data storage refers to how and where the data is stored. It is important to consider the size of your data set when considering where to store it, as well as how much memory your computer has. Data can be stored on a hard drive or through a cloud device. When deciding how to store your data, also consider the security of your data.
Save data in a minimum of three geographically dispersed places. Ideally, one should be the cloud.
Places to store data...
- the cloud
- external hard drive
- institutional server
- work computer
Primarily used for active data (when you're still doing analysis, collection, generation...).
Big Data Resources
Infochimps Cloud is a suite of robust, scalable cloud services that make it faster and far less complex to develop and deploy enterprise Big Data applications. Whether you need real–time analytics on multi–source streaming data, a scalable NoSQL database or an elastic, cloud-based Hadoop cluster — Infochimps Cloud is your easiest step to Big Data.
A repository is a space within which an item(s) are stored. A data repository is a space where data is stored for long-term preservation and access.
Auraria Institutional Repository (AIR)
Usage statistics, including views, visits, and downloads, can be viewed for items.
re3data.org (Registry of Research Data Repositories)
Lists more than 1,500 research data repositories. Search by subject, country, access, licenses and more.
American Heart Association Approved Data Repositories
A list of approved data repositories in support of the recently released AHA Open Science Policy. Subject-focused repositories, when available, are preferred over general repositories.
Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)
Collection and sharing of data for scientific analysis of Internet traffic, topology, routing, performance, and security-related events is one of CAIDA's core objectives.
Digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research including figures, datasets, images, and videos
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. Auraria campus users (faculty, staff, students) must register for a personal ICPSR account from an on-campus, networked computer (or a VPN connection) to be able to download data.