EarthServer initiative is establishing Agile Analytics on Petabyte data cubes as a commodity.
Pushing the boundaries of Big Earth Data services, the intercontinental Earthserver initiative enables researchers to browse, access, and analyze massive multi-dimensional data sets from a wide range of sources. Big Earth Data at your fingertips - this is the vision of EarthServer for unleashing the potential of Big Data through a disruptive paradigm shift in technology.
rasdaman enables Web-based geo data offerings and Big Data Analytics on multi-dimensional raster ("array") data of unlimited size:
- fast: parallel access to Exa-scale archives and Terabyte objects in fractions of a second.
- scalable: seamlessly from laptop to high-parallel, high-availability clouds and server farms.
- flexible: "Array SQL" for navigation, extraction, processing, and ad-hoc analysis.
- open standards as issued by OGC: WMS, WCS, WCS-T, WCPS; rasdaman is WCS Core Reference Implementation.
- free: available as open source.
- cost-efficient: through intelligent, economic resource utilization and free source code.
The rasdaman technology enables storage of multi-dimensional arrays ("raster data") of unlimited size in a conventional database, and retrieval through its SQL-embedded array query language. Array data occur in manifold domains, such as:
- Geo: Web Mapping, exploration, climate research, oceanography, disaster mitigation, etc.
- Bio: confocal microscopy, brain imaging, various medical scanners, such as X-ray, PET, fMRI, etc.
- Astro: optical and radio astronomy, cosmological simulation
- Statistics: n-dimensional data cubes (in this respect rasdaman resembles a next-generation MOLAP system)