The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is making news once more. Its projected data inflow of 30 Terabyte per night has caught to the imagination of slashdot readers. Why is this interesting? Because it was not news to me.
You may recall that I was enthusiast about a Astronomy, Petabytes, and MySQL at the MySQL Users Conference 2008, and with reason. The engineers at Stanford have a plan of storing petabytes of data into a cluster of MySQL databases.
The technical session was complemented by an exciting keynote on The Science and Fiction of Petascale Analytics, which closed the conference with a bang.
Hey! that's innovation! Anyone has a massive data storage to tell at the next Users Conference?