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Rice University and Oracle migrate the world's largest slave trade database to the cloud, enabling new insights and accessibility

SlaveVoyages.org is the world’s largest repository of data about the slave trade, documenting and preserving information about more than 36,000 voyages that brought about 10 million Africans to the Americas. Before the cloud, this research was cataloged on punch cards, moved to laptops, then CD-ROMS, then local servers. These records are now hosted on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enabling researchers and everyday people alike access to these historically important records.

Register to attend this webinar that will demonstrate the role that technology plays in collecting, storing, securing, and making accessible troves of structured and unstructured data that must be forever preserved and made available. You’ll learn:

  • Why the Rice team choose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and MySQL Database Cloud
  • How cloud can help apply new statistical modeling to records that were historically incomplete to gain an accurate understanding of the past
  • Why a containerized deployment model can ensure a speedy and safe migration of heavily customized applications and disparate data sources

Speakers:

  • Daniel Domingues da Silva, Associate Professor of History, Rice University
  • John Mulligan, Humanities Computing Facilitator, Rice University’s Center for Research Computing
  • Bryan Barker, Senior Research Advocate, Oracle for Research

Date: 08/31/22

Time: 10:00 am PT


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