Server To Server
Data Clarity® takes advantage of the unique Server-to-Server (S2S) technology developed by Visual Analytics. The across different agencies/organizations.
The network forms what some people would consider the ultimate virtual data warehouse. Unlike traditional data warehouses which are cumbersome, complex, and expensive to implement, the S2S approach enables each owner of data in the network to maintain control and security of the data while allowing access to the data. This approach removes all cost and security concerns as data is never copied or moved from its original location and each owner maintains full control over access. Furthermore, since the data access logs are recorded locally for each site or data source, the owners have full disclosure over how their data is being utilized.
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Each location in the network runs its own DIG Server creating maps and views of data that the consumers of the network will be able to access. This innovative approach to data sharing ensures that:
- Data is always up to date (never copied or duplicated)
- There are no ownership issues (owners of the data maintain their ownership)
- Security, data access, and data purity is maintained by the original owners of the data (no changes can be made by outside users)
- There is no costly translation, fixed schema, or data transport (as would be required by a data warehouse or other approaches)
Adding new data to a S2S network can literally take a matter of hours or even minutes - it is a simple process of deciding what data should be made available within the network and who will be granted access.
Our S2S technology is the single best approach to finding criminals utilizing data across multiple data sources or multiple agencies and can be used inter-state or on a national basis in a relatively short time frame. With the S2S approach, the network data is always live and up-to-date, whenever any source of information in the network is updated, all end-users with the appropriate permissions can find and utilize the information in a timely manner.