Group Mailing list Archive

07 Mar 2018

Future Trends for the Data Fabric & Berlin P11

Dear all,
following our last call in December, I have received multiple detailed
ideas for the future activities of the Data Fabric IG for P11 and
beyond, which I have now compiled into attached document. This is an
open collection and more contributions are most welcome; we don't need
elaborated abstracts at this point, but 1-2 paragraphs will help to find
out what the scope of specific activities will be.
We should also discuss this at our call later today and see how it fits

02 Mar 2018

paper on infrastructure evolution patterns

Dear colleagues of the DFT and Data Fabric Group,
I would like to inform you about a paper George Strawn and I have written and which is based on many discussions in DFIG, DFT and other RDA groups. We wrote a paper where we compare the evolution of different large infrastructures, extract some patterns and compare it with the state of the data domain.
If you like reading it, it would be fine for us to get your comments.

31 Jan 2018

Supporting output discussion call

This is the work we did revising the definitions of the proposal. The document attached shows some suggestions for improvements and a glossary of terms which could help.
Should I mail it to the Group?
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Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 1:38 PM
To: TobiasWeigel

19 Dec 2017

Data Fabric P11 session planning

Dear all,
I have transferred the Google document contents to attached document and
in view of the discussion on how to limit presentation time, I've now
structured the possible contributions into three areas. We will then use
the pre-P11 call to figure out how to specifically populate each of the
three areas. The original list of individual contributions is still
included in the appendix, but this will not go into the formal
submission; instead, I'd like to base our collaborative discussion

19 Dec 2017

Scheduling pre-P11 call and supporting output discussion call

Dear all,
thank you for joining today's meeting.
As discussed during the call, we will have two more calls before P11:
1.) Supporting output discussion. The point should be to react to the
review comment with minimal new content to be included, and make sure
that the state as described in the document is understandable by
outsiders. We must be fully aware that this is an unfinished discussion.
The supporting output document and Mark P.'s comments are here:

12 Dec 2017

Data Fabric VC on Tuesday, Dec 19, 12:00 UTC

Dear all,
we will have a Data Fabric virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec 19,
12:00-13:00 UTC. The focus of discussion will be on plans for a Data
Fabric session at the RDA P11 in Berlin and possible joint sessions with
other groups.
Best, Tobias
Dr. Tobias Weigel
Abteilung Datenmanagement
Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (DKRZ)
Bundesstraße 45 a • 20146 Hamburg • Germany
Phone: +49 40 460094-104
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07 Dec 2017

Re: An potentia use case for the DFIG

Hello Abraham, Barbara,
thank you for sharing this perspective from ENVRIplus (slides attached
again). I agree that the provenance metadata concerns you illustrate
have relevance to the Data Fabric concepts. We have been discussing
provenance as a strong driver use case particularly in view of PID
record usage, which led to the creation of the PID Kernel Information
WG. The main approach here is that the most basic provenance relations
can be formulated by maintaining essential (kernel) information within

05 Dec 2017

Data Fabric P11 planning VC

Dear all,
we would like to schedule a brief call before the RDA P11 sessions
submissions deadline. Jianhui and my schedule did not leave us a lot of
options, but if you would like to participate, please state your
availability in the following Doodle until end of this week:
Best, Tobias
Dr. Tobias Weigel
Abteilung Datenmanagement
Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (DKRZ)
Bundesstraße 45 a • 20146 Hamburg • Germany

04 Dec 2017

Webinar on the Data Fabric

Dear members of the Data Fabric IG,

We are pleased to announce that Peter Wittenburg will give a webinar on the Data Fabric IG.

It takes place tomororow, 5 December 2017, 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET

We would like to warmly invite you all to to join the webinar.

Registration is possibly via


Please feel free to disseminate the invitation as well among your communities.


19 Sep 2017

Topic for discussion at tomorrow's Plenary session: Supporting output on virtual layer recommendations and GDOC

Hello all,
One of the topics for tomorrow's P10 session of the Data Fabric Interest
Group will be discussion of the attached document,/"Recommendations for
Implementing a Virtual Layer for Management of the Complete Life Cycle
of Scientific Data//," /as an official output of the group.
This is a revised version of a white paper that was published early this
year. The original version of the paper can be found here: