Nov 4 – 8, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
Australia/Adelaide timezone

Conditions Databases at FNAL

Nov 5, 2019, 3:30 PM
Hall F (Adelaide Convention Centre)

Hall F

Adelaide Convention Centre

Poster Track 4 – Data Organisation, Management and Access Posters


Eric Vaandering (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


Conditions databases is an important class of database applications where the database is used
to record the state of a set of quantities as a function of observation time.
Conditions databases are used in Hight Energy Physics to record the state of
the detector apparatus during data taking, and then to use the data during
the event reconstruction and analysis phases.

At FNAL, we have a set of 3 different conditions database products, Minerva Conditions DB, ConDB and UConDB, which cover the whole range of the use cases presented by the FNAL experiments. These products have common features such as conditions data representation model, data version control, ability to restore the database to a previous state, scalable web service data access interface. In the paper, we will present the common features of the products, common solutions used to build them and also the differences between the products and their target use cases.

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Primary author

Mr Igor Mandrichenko (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


Eric Vaandering (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))

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