WHY IT'S NEEDED
The Situational Warehouse provides an integrated, information environment that is independent from the live, operational systems.
WHAT IT DOES
The Situational Warehouse is used to convert data from its rigid, application-specific silos, into the Openkast XML format, allowing users to search across enterprise-scale datasets, which are normally locked within their own application and user space.
The Situational Warehouse is connected to the live information messaging systems to maintain a high currency of data being passed to and from the operational platform and the C3I groups. It is designed to ensure that the data it holds is available to all authenticated and authorised users who need to know, when they need to know it.
The Situational Warehouse contains a large body of reference materials that can be subdivided to build a meaningful Mission Catalogue
. This avoids the deployment of data that is not pertinent to the mission. For example, it can answer some specific questions related to military applications:
- Why take track data of ship movements in the Pacific when the platform is operational in the Med?
- Why have maps of Birmingham when the operation is centred in London?
Utilising the Situational Warehouse, data can be updated and accessed if the operational focus changes. Where bandwidth allows, new data or changes can be downloaded or simply accessed online.
THE OPENKAST SITUATIONAL WAREHOUSE
The Openkast Situational Warehouse allows organisations to build gaps between their live systems and those that can be accessed from the deployed environments. This protects the live systems from overload and potential capture but allows the disadvantaged platform to gain an integrated view of the information needed.
The Situational Warehouse contains information about the entire enterprise and its operations. It provides the Mission Catalogue with its content and maintains its currency.