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GPU BASED

Distributed GPU based platform. Local, cloud, or hybrid config.  Sub-second query speeds across many tens of Billions of records.

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OPEN INTEGRATION

Direct integration with existing operations platforms deployed widely throughout municipalities and utilities globally.

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FAULT DETECTION

Ai based algorithmic extraction & sophisticated image processing trained using human assisted machine learning.

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Disaster Intelligence is the World’s first company to employ cognitive technologies in concert with massive scale data aggregation & real-time situational awareness across all-hazards. The platform can be utilized by municipalities, State & Federal agencies, major utilities & insurance underwriters to optimize operations & accountability at all phases of Emergency Management.

Our hybrid solutions are built on Open Source technologies like Kubernetes, RAPIDS, & Arrow. DISASTER INTELLIGENCE CORE™, and the complimentary analytics suite DISASTER ANALYTICS™, are unmatched in their ability to deliver real time situational awareness & analysis to emergency management professionals, with baseline capabilities well beyond all historical precedents.

By employing Augmented Intelligence, our platform extends human cognitive function through the pairing of people and the blistering computational performance of highly parallel GPU based & distributed computing. Our platform is designed to be feedback driven, self-learning and self-assuring, emulating and extending human cognitive abilities, not replacing them.

Our hybrid GPU based platform is capable of either local, cloud or hybrid configuration depending on the technical requirements of the moment, and delivers sub-second query speeds across many tens of Billions of data points, combined with an immersive, real-time geospatial data visualization framework allowing contextually relevant data exploration and forecasting at the speed of thought.  No other architecture provides this level of robust flexibility or performance to those working in a response & recovery context.

 
CASE STUDY

MEMORY BANDWIDTH MATTERS

GPU memory has always been faster than CPU memory, and with Nvidia’s release of Pascal, they upped the game even further by nealry trippling memory bandwidth. Volta has now incresed performance 150% above Pascal. Volta leaves CPU memory in the dust.

Because big data analytics is typically I/O bound, memory bandwidth is fundamental to performance.

MASSIVE DENSITY YIELDS MASSIVE PERFORMANCE

While GPU core performance is not on par with CPU, the massive gap in core density makes individual core perfomance a moot point.
While individual CPU’s may have 20 cores, a single Nvidia V100 GPU has 5120 CUDA cores and 640 Tensor cores. This provides massive parallel computing capabilities that crush what is possible on CPU based architectures.

Integrated Open Source & Technology Partners

 

With groundbreaking Open Source technologies like Arrow & Kubernetes at it’s core, Disaster Intelligence™ is unmatched in it’s ability to deliver real time analysis for emergency management professionals.

DISASTER INTELLIGENCE™ has designed and built it’s entire software stack utilizing Apache Arrow. With Arrow, passing data between Arrow-compliant frameworks requires no data conversions. For framework developers, that means writing fewer connectors, and for users, more interop and at faster speeds. The Arrow memory format supports zero-copy reads for lightning-fast data access without any serialization overhead.

Apache Arrow is backed by key developers of 13 major open source projects, including Calcite, Cassandra, Drill, Hadoop, HBase, Ibis, Impala, Kudu, Pandas, Parquet, Phoenix, Spark, and Storm making it the de-facto standard for columnar in-memory analytics.

RAPIDS

The RAPIDS suite of open source software libraries gives you the freedom to execute end-to-end data science and analytics pipelines entirely on GPUs.

Arrow

A cross-language dev platform for in-memory data. It specifies a standardized columnar memory format organized for efficient analytic operations.

kubernetes

Open-source orchestration technology that truly delivers on the promise of scaleable power with modern hyperscale computing

Best in Class Data Providers & Standards Support

An analytic solution is only as good as the data driving it. DISASTER INTELLIGENCE is collaborating with the world’s top providers for each data source, and converged them onto an integrated platform that provides the highest level of operational correlation and context, without eliminating critical sources of data from consideration.

In addition to these providers, we efficiently aggregate and converge real-time & near-time data from hundreds of sources internationally.  These include weather forecasting with multiple global and regional models, many re-initialized and updated hourly; ocean current, temperature & wave data; next generation Doppler radar data; high resolution satellite imagery specifically optimized for machine learning and Ai applications; physical air quality data; real-time road network data including flow rates; tropical cyclone & hurricane forecast data from multiple sources; real-time geological data for many locations; landfall area of impact for tropical storm force winds; tidal surge modeling; DEM height data at ultra high resolution, and much, much more.

Data.gov

Leveraging public data that is optimized for data science, analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

NOAA

NOAA is the world’s largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, are all integrated.

Dept. of Homeland Security

Aggregation of the authoritative datasets, optimised for geospatial performance, all readily able to be cross filtered for analysis.

NEXRAD

Live streaming data in geospatial from the network of 159 high-resolution S-band Doppler weather radars operated by the National Weather Service

USGS

Transportation, hydrography, elevation, land cover, combined widfire data, USEPA EQI, Urban boundaries, and a multitude of geospatially optimized datasets

Digital Globe

DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellites.

INRIX Transportation Data

Real-time traffic flow and transportation intelligence data, key in evacuation scenarios, from the world’s premiere transportation data provider.

EPRI ODI

In early 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recognized the need to share outage data to improve coordination.

NISC

NISC is a Community comprised of Member partners who collaborate to provide business solutions that strive to set the industry standard.

..and many, many more

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Context Is Everything

DISASTER INTELLIGENCE’s cross-filter paradigm meets the need for modern self-service data discovery, critical when working with today’s massive data sets. When users click on any dimension in a chart or graph, we simultaneously redraw every other visualization in a dashboard to reflect the new context. This is a transformative way to quickly find correlations and outliers in data.

Multiple analysts can simultaneously display visualizations with dozens of distinct datasets in the their own dashboards, NEVER having to join underlying tables. This saves data preparation time and uncovers surprising multi- factor relationships that analysts may never consider looking for in a visualization system that can handle only one data source with fewer records.

Each chart (or groups of charts) in dashboards can now point to different tables, and filters are applied at the dataset level.  These unique multisource dashboards expand an analyst’s ability to compare across datasets no other competing solution can match.

Users are able create geo charts with multiple layers of data and visualize the relationship between factors within any geographic area. Each layer representing a distinct metric overlaid on the same map. These different metrics may come from the same, or different underlying datasets. Analysts can freely add multiple layers, reorder them, show or hide visualizations by layer, or simply adjust opacity, and they refresh in milliseconds.

The platform redefines operational analytics by giving users the power to query and visually explore highly diverse, multi-billion row, high-velocity datasets on their own. With instantaneous query and visualization response, teams dramatically improve situational awareness and decision-making. 

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Modern Architecture

When developing an API, one of the most important considerations in the entire development cycle is the architecture upon which the system will be built

We chose to build the DISASTER INTELLIGENCE & DISASTER ANALYTICS platform on Thrift; but not only for performance.  Thrift’s forward-thinking architecture — resulting from its adoption of soft versioning — allows RPC calls to be freely developed and implemented with a central library or repository functioning as a standard codebase. As future technologies emerge many will require more complex, experimental, and forward-thinking features than REST or SOAP can provide.

But we didn’t stop there. Recognizing the need to simplify service level integration, we provide a robust API Proxy, allowing native REST and SOAP based platforms a simplified integration path.

Time to execute 1M service calls in seconds

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SCALABILITY
Supporting cross-language services seamlessly between C#, C++, Cocoa, Haskell, and more

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SPEED
Thrift uses binary serialization to handle data, providing significant performance gains

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EVOLUTION
Allowing for soft versioning, supporting third party teams to develop RPC calls as needed

Today’s large scale natural disasters, hurricanes, wildfires or major flooding events, all create data at a pace that outstrips the capability of existing CPU-based solutions. As a result, global leaders need the performance extreme analytics provide when the problem is too big, too important, and too critical to human life to trust on platforms architected for an earlier era.

This compute and visualization inflection point has broad implications for operational & geospatial analytics in Emergency Management. Not to mention the related data science, research and discovery on existing big data sets.

Have what it takes?

Proficient in C, C++. C#, F#, Python and Thrift? Have a passion for ML and Ai? We’d love to hear from you!

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