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.
What if geodata were available for download on the web – what would the next step be, what do users need then? The answer is: ad-hoc analysis using any terminal device, utilising the geodata provider’s server capacity.
This is the objective of the Earthserver project, which relies solely on open standards in order to provide scalable services for multi - dimensional data of all Earth sciences field. - See more at: http://earthserver.srv2.demo.cite.gr/node/add/news#sthash.6z1XDv1Z.dpuf