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BLUWARE VDS

Transform How You Store and Use Seismic Data

Computer technologies employed today were not even conceived when the seismic data file format was designed.

 

To unlock efficiencies that modern day computing provides, such as deep learning, mega-data visualization, and cost-effective storage, the underlying format for storing seismic data demands a change.

Seismic data is very large, making it difficult to move and use in workflows. Plus, migrating petabytes or even terabytes of seismic data to the cloud is cost-prohibitive without a fundamental change in the underlying storage mechanism.

Bluware has more than 20 years of experience building technologies that assist customers to store, visualize, and process large signal datasets. At the core of our technology portfolio is Bluware Volume Data Store (VDS) which provides a valuable set of features that enable significant cost savings in storage and paves new ways to interpret seismic data. 

With Bluware VDS you can compress raw and interpreted volumes of seismic data sets that are adaptable and scalable depending on your business needs, workflows, and visualization requirements. 

WHAT IS BLUWARE VDS?

Bluware VDS is a random-access storage structure that supports up to six-dimensional data and can scale to multi-terabyte data sets without any impact on performance. It is used to represent E&P data types such as horizons (2D), seismic lines (2D), pre-stack volumes (4D), and post-stack volumes (3D). The highly compressed and optimized random access VDS structure provides faster access to extremely large data sets.

ADVANCED FEATURES THAT CREATE AN

EXTREMELY POWERFUL & FLEXIBLE SYSTEM

LOSSLESS & ADAPTIVE COMPRESSION

When Bluware true lossless compression is applied to data, the result is a version that is 25 percent smaller than SEG-Y file formats. Lossless VDS can be converted back to a binary comparable version of the original SEG-Y format. Our industry-tested compression provides the ability to choose how much compression will be applied to the original SEG-Y when creating a VDS format. This results in significant reduction in storage footprint without impacting workflows.

ADAPTIVE STREAMING

Bluware’s adaptive streaming capability allows applications to select any quality level, which is lower than the level used to create the VDS format without the need to create a copy of the data. Only the region of data at the selected quality level is returned, yielding extremely fast data access.

RANDOM ACCESS PATTERNS

Bluware VDS supports random-access patterns, which is the key to enabling highly intensive workflows such as interactive deep learning.

SERVERLESS

The Bluware VDS architecture is simple to deploy with no servers required, making it cloud-ready, cost-effective, and highly transportable.

OPTIMIZED FOR GPU AND MULTI-THREADING

Bluware VDS is fully optimized. By leveraging predictive reading, GPU processing, and multi-threading, this results in fast data performance.

WORKFLOW DRIVEN

Direct API access makes typical workflows easy, such as selecting trace headers.

BLUWARE VDS ENABLES:

The Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum consists of large oil and gas operators and service organizations focused on developing a standard data platform that will bring together exploration, development, and wells data. This will result in faster delivery of capabilities, and lower implementation and lifecycle costs across the subsurface community. 

Bluware has contributed it’s VDS technology, called OpenVDS, to the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) Forum and has been adopted as the main and preferred format for seismic data by OSDU.  This ensures a true openness and scalability for the VDS file system.

COMPARING

VDS IMPLEMENTATIONS 

Tim Roden, Shell GeoSigns Software Manager

“I can see all the software in the cloud giving us the ability to pull what we need to construct the workflows that best suit our assets. It truly is impressive how Bluware has made the data compression and random-access work together and how it has built them into a usable platform on which we can build our own seismic workflows."

DO YOU WANT TO SAVE 75%

ON YOUR CLOUD STORAGE COSTS?

Calculate your potential savings with Bluware VDS in the cloud.