Research in astronomy is undergoing a major paradigm shift, transformed by
the advent of large, automated, sky-surveys into a data-rich field where
multi-TB to PB-sized spatio-temporal data sets are commonplace. For example
the Legacy Survey of Space and Time; LSST) is about to begin delivering
observations of >10^10 objects, including a database with >4 x 10^13 rows
of time series data. This volu...