Data synchronization is the process of establishing consistency among data from a source to a target data storage and vice versa and the continuous harmonization of the data over time. Generic Use Cases: data archiving, operational data synchronization across network boundaries (including differing security levels)
Customer Use Case: Geospatial Data Discovery
Geospatial analysts and GIS users require the ability to handle the proliferation of geospatial data types and file formats; manage the massive volume of historical geospatial data accumulated over multiple decades; maintain an up-to-date catalog of geospatial data holdings; and extract location data from unstructured text for geotagging and correlation. Twister Data Integrator software provides a high performance, cost-effective solution for discovering, cataloging, extracting, and correlating geospatial data. Twister will eliminate “geospatial data buildup” from your organization’s file systems so users can quickly locate and share geospatial data needed for analysis. Using an automated process that runs in parallel, crawling file systems or other sources of geospatial data, to identify geospatial data files, extract metadata from those files, and generate a catalog of the geospatial data holdings in a user-defined format
Customer Use Case: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Architectures
Continuity of Operations refers to the preparations and institutions maintained by the United States government, providing survival of federal government operations in the case of catastrophic events. Operational system applications and corresponding data are replicated to a location other than the operational site so that the secondary site can become active in the case of a such an event. Twister will manage the data replication and in the case of active/active systems, the data synchronization between the sites.