Satellite and geospatial imagery vendors such as DigitalGlobe have worked to utilize streaming technologies for data mining and analytics operations in environments with high volumes of available data, TechTarget reported Wednesday.
Craig Stedman writes that the company has worked to integrate big data, cloud computing and stream processing technologies to deliver real-time analytics.
DigitalGlobe’s InsightCloud service, which has gone through beta tests and will be commercially released this year, combines Apache Spark‘s data streaming function, Apache HBase‘s database function and Apache Storm‘s computing function, the report said.
Tony Frazier, senior vice president for government solutions at DigitalGlobe and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, told TechTarget that the service aims to leverage the company’s data resources as tools for customers’ operational decision-making.
“What we want to do is go from reporting on events to anticipating them, and ultimately changing outcomes,” he said.
Applications Frazier identified for the technology include the monitoring of fishing exclusion zones in the oceans, determining retail traffic at shopping malls, natural disaster response and surveys of remote areas.
He noted that DigitalGlobe plans to stream all of its data through Spark by the end of this year, Stedman reports.