ESA title

Cube4All

Unleashing Copernicus Datacubes, without coding

Ground Segment
  • Ground Networks & Data Distributions
Data Segment
  • Data Analytics, Insights & Applications
Cube4All aims at a commercial Earth data service leveraging the advantages of open standards based datacube analytics. It makes complex EO tasks simple, keeping simple tasks simple; it will unleash EO analytics and fusion for non-EO / non-IT experts while increasing the productivity of experts.
Objectives of the Product

Cube4All aims at a commercial Earth data service leveraging the advantages of open standards based data­cube analytics. It makes complex EO tasks simple, keeping simple tasks simple; it will unleash EO analytics and fusion for non-EO / non-IT experts while increasing the productivity of experts.

The resulting service will stand out through

  • genuine datacube services on several public Copernicus and further data offerings, including DIASs, CODE-DE and further large-scale data archives in a seamless manner;
  • allows customers to either rent these services or rent their own preconfectioned datacube service (private or public-facing) on own data, or any combination;
  • more user-friendliness, provably conv­enient for IT / EO experts and non-experts alike, from extraction to analytics without any programm­ing;
  • seamlessly integration of Copernicus and INSPIRE data;
  • providing configurable access control for data cust­omers want to offer;
  • offers a particularly flexible, fair, and attractive billing model;
  • APIs strictly based on the OGC/ISO/IN­SPIRE standards WCS, WCPS, WMS, and OAPI-Coverages;
  • can be operated on completely open-source software.

Customers will be able to access existing archives in a massively simplified way as curated datacubes, without any programming skills. This allows users without IT and EO coding expertise to unleash the potential of the mass of EO data assets.

In any case, from a user perspective services stand out in that they simplify accessing Petabytes of Sentinel timeseries, climate variables, DEMs, and them­atic products for location-transparent mix&match without programming; proven real-time perform­ance; wide range of common tasks prefabricated, continuously extended; versatile analytics, from standing queries to exploratory – any query, any time; fully customizable work­flows; transparent, competitive pricing; users remain in the comfort zone of well-known clients.


Customers and their Needs
  • Customer who need analytics of EO data in space and time, without having own raster data
  • Analytics of EO data in space and time, mixing own and external raster data
  • Customer need to have own raster data easily accessible (inhouse or externally),
    but do not have skills / time to maintain a server
  • Customer who need to engage Big EO Data in proprietary algorithms including proprietary data, with demanding and changing customer requirements

Targeted customer/users countries

Worldwide


Product description

Approach: The existing DIAS, CODE-DE, and other public rasdamandatacube services estab­lish­ed in research projects (ex: https://processing.code-de.org/rasdaman), with their existing WMS / WCS / WCPS capabilities, will be made more user-friendly and e-commerce ready for rasdaman-as-a-service.

Features to be added include: A prototype of a novel interactive data analytics technique, Query-by-Dialog (QBD), which aims at enabling users to do analytics without coding, without even writing high-level queries.


Added Value

Cube4All will make complex tasks simple, and  keeping simple tasks simple. It unleashes EO analytics and fusion for non-EO / non-IT experts while increasing the productivity of experts.


Current Status

In progress

Prime Contractor Company
rasdaman
Germany Flag Germany
Contractor Project Manager
Name
Prof Dr. Peter Baumann
Address
Hans-Hermann-Sieling-Str. 17, D-28759 Bremen, Germany
Contacts
ESA Technical Officer
Name
Piera di Vito

Current activities