Kinetica and Safe Software Partner to Give Customers Access to Geospatial Data Sources for Real-Time Analytics

Kineticaprovider of in-memory analytics database accelerated by GPUs, is partnering with Safe Software.

Safe Software is the maker of FME, a spatial data transformation technology that powers the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Extension, an integrated spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) toolset that runs within a geoprocessing framework.

Integrated with ArcGIS, FME enables users to extract, transform, load, integrate, validate, and share data without coding, and extends the power of ArcGIS by providing integration with 345-plus formats including GIS, CAD, database, 3D, raster, XML and cloud applications.

Dubbed the “swiss army knife” for data, the FME data integration platform is available in server, desktop, and cloud editions and allows users to move data between formats and applications, while preserving data quality throughout the conversion process.

As result of the new partnership, Kinetica and Safe Software joint customers are now able to ingest, analyze, visualize, and publish data between hundreds of business applications, web services, databases and file formats, including geospatial data for real-time location-based analytics.

FME customers will now be able to move their data into Kinetica’s GPU-accelerated database to perform real-time analytics of large and streaming datasets. FME 2017 can now read and write to Kinetica, including geometry data, allowing data to be transformed and manipulated in FME workflows.

The result, the companies say, is that Kinetica customers gain integrated access to  a wide range of data formats such as KML, GeoJSON, and OGC WKT (well-known text) as well as the data transformation capabilities of FME. With the Kinetica Writer for FME, customers can use the rendering power of Kinetica to display point and polygon data.  Depending on the data, points can also be displayed as heatmaps, symbologies, or tracks. Data can also be integrated into Kinetica for machine learning, deep learning, OLAP and advanced location-based analytics.  

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