Sharing Experimental and Field Data: The AMBER Raw Data Repository Experience.
ABSTRACT The AMBER Raw Data Repository is a repository of field data and raw results from resilience assessment experiments. Its goal is to grant both the research and IT industry communities with an infrastructure to gather, analyze and share field data resulting from resilience assessments of systems and services, stimulating a better coordination of high quality research in the area, and contributing to the promotion of a standardization of resilience measurement, which will in turn have a positive impact in the industry. While experimental and field data repositories are recognizably fundamental for supporting the advance of research and the dissemination of knowledge, the research community still seems somewhat reluctant in embracing such enterprises. This paper presents our experience in building and deploying the AMBER Raw Data Repository, and intends to share insights gained in the process, as well as raising some discussion topics on the implementation and future of global experimental data repositories.