MariaDB for Defense and Intelligence

Information superiority

Defense and Intelligence organizations must optimize data-driven collaboration, insights and decision-making across changing communities of interest, operational pictures and exponentially expanding and varied datasets. Reliance on traditional, closed and proprietary data platforms is no longer a viable option. Collect, combine, comprehend and act on all your data with MariaDB transactional, analytical and spatial databases on any cloud, anywhere and for any mission.

Faster, Accurate Decisions

Rapidly adjust your transactional and analytical operations with cloud-native database-as-a-service (DBaaS) capabilities on private and public clouds and on-premise.

Global Data Operations

Run transactions with collocated analytics in region yet keep a single centralized, common operational picture of your data with distributed SQL and columnar analytics.

Dynamic Communities of Interest

Spin up communities by project, individual or group. Federate data with zero ETL for exploratory and batch analytics across multiple communities of interest.

Reduce Risk and Cost

Harness open source and cloud economics and innovation with the reliability, security, HA capabilities you’d expect from high-end proprietary systems like Oracle and Microsoft.

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What’s New for MariaDB in Defense and Intelligence

 

MariaDB Receives STIG Approval

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has approved the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for MariaDB Enterprise Server.  The STIG provides government agencies, contractors and enterprises with comprehensive configuration standards and step-by-step guidance resulting in the most secure implementations possible. MariaDB Enterprise Server is an open source and enhanced, hardened and secured version of MariaDB Community Server, and the only version of MariaDB that meets the DOD’s myriad requirements.  Further, MariaDB Enterprise Server has many unique features designed specifically for ServiceNow, delivering higher performance, scalability, and automated failover and backups.

MariaDB Acquires CubeWerx for Geospatial Intelligence

In August 2022, MariaDB acquired CubeWerx, leaders in geospatial solutions. CubeWerx, now MariaDB Geospatial offers groundbreaking technology to support mission-critical activities with real-time geospatial data from disparate sources in minutes to analysts, planners, and operational units engaged in land, maritime, air and cyber domains.  Historically, processing chains for geospatial data have been complex and require specialized expertise.  MariaDB Geospatial makes it easy for developers and generalist to build geospatial applications with an OGC standards-based REST API for data access, storing raw geospatial data in any object store with associated metadata stored in MariaDB Enterprise Server, offered either on-premise, in your private cloud, or AWS and Google Cloud as part of MariaDB SkySQL.

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Mariadb core defense and intelligence capabilities

Defense departments and Intelligence organizations must quickly react to changing conditions. Legacy stove-piped systems with different proprietary data platforms can be replaced by MariaDB products, technologies and services to deliver mission-critical capabilities such as the following:

Data-Driven Decision Making

Optimize decision support and situational awareness, expand and enhance information and data sharing and collaboration across departments and COIs.

Data Platform Modernization

Move to the cloud and modern hardware at your own pace and within budget, replace or encapsulate legacy databases, warehouses and data lakes to remove cost, risk and application complexity.

Geospatial Intelligence

With MariaDB Geospatial you can quickly and easily deploy imagery via web services from disparate multi-terabyte data sources in minutes, to analysts, planners and operational units engaged in both foreign and domestic land, maritime, air and cyber operations.

Edge to Cloud Data Fusion

Fuse, process and analyze sensor, drone and other mobile and IoT data at the edge or in the cloud with a single modular open source database and toolset – from Raspberry Pi single-node instances to multi-region, multi-node distributed SQL instances.

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DISTRIBUTED TRANSACTION Capabilities

Data Integrity
Data Integrity

Global scale across geographical regions and multiple clouds without sacrificing data integrity, maintaining full atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability (ACID).

Continuous Availability
Continuous Availability

Designed to tolerate infrastructure failures and maintain availability, storing multiple copies of data with zone awareness and multi-site replication.

Self-Managing
Self-Managing

Continuous monitoring of data distribution and resource utilization with automated rebalancing, redistribution and re-creation of nodes and associated data to ensure highest availability and maximum performance.

Modern Analytics Capabilities

Standard SQL
Standard SQL

Analyze large amounts of data with standard SQL, including joins with other tables (row or columnar).

Kafka and Spark connectors
Kafka and Spark connectors

Use Kafka and Spark connectors to ingest streaming data and publish machine learning results for interactive, ad hoc analysis.

Direct Data Loading
Direct Data Loading

CLI import tools as well as C, Java and Python connectors bypass the SQL layer to load data directly to storage from anywhere.

Serverless Analytics
Serverless Analytics

Powered by Apache Spark SQL with a built-in Notebook powered by Apache Zeppelin for massively scalable interactive and collaborative analytics.

TURNKEY GEOSPATIAL Capabilities

Mapping as a Service - Stream to any device
Mapping as a Service - Stream to any device

When data currency matters, getting new information out quickly is not a luxury. With MariaDB Geospatial, web services are automatically created for each data layer as it is loaded. Once the data is in, it can immediately be accessed through any desktop or mobile application

Standards Compliance - OGC and DGIWG
Standards Compliance - OGC and DGIWG

MariaDB (formerly CubeWerx) literally wrote the book on standards for web mapping. As leaders within the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), we are rigorously compliant to all standards in common use by the defense and intelligence community, including the Defense Geospatial Information Working Group (DGIWG).

Flexible Hosting Models
Flexible Hosting Models

We support highly secure services across your organization. MariaDB Geospatial technology is vendor agnostic when it comes to hosting. It can be installed in virtual private clouds, or quickly deployed in on-premise, air-gapped networks. There are no dependencies on access to the Internet.

Geospatial Access Control
Geospatial Access Control

Our geospatial security gateway lets you customize access based on user identity. You can apply watermarks, or limit access by resolution or specific geographic areas. All without having to duplicate the data or services. Easily create secure, customized services for each client.

SkySQL: Fully managed cloud data services

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Core Services

  • MariaDB MaxScale database proxy: Provides enterprise high availability, scalability, security and integration services, simplifying application development and DB administration.
  • MariaDB Enterprise Server: A modern, general-purpose database engineered for performance, reliability, security and extensibility with a modular architecture.
  • MariaDB ColumnStore: A specialized storage engine for scalable, high-performance analytics without the need for complex schemas and indexes – distributed, columnar storage with parallel query processing.
  • MariaDB Xpand: A distributed SQL database for applications requiring scalable transaction processing and operational analytics without sacrificing the relational data model and ACID transaction.
  • Bulk data adapters: C++, Java and Python libraries for enabling developers and data scientists to collect and write data to storage on demand, bypassing the SQL interface for higher throughput.
  • Streaming data adapters: Apache Kafka and MariaDB MaxScale services for importing data from MariaDB or Apache Kafka in near real-time – automatically, transparently and continuously.
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Resources

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Proprietary Database Comparison vs. Microsoft vs. IBM vs. Oracle
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Proprietary Database Comparison vs. Microsoft vs. IBM vs. Oracle
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Open Source Comparison vs. MySQL and EnterpriseDB
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Open Source Comparison vs. MySQL and EnterpriseDB
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Distributed SQL: The Architecture Behind MariaDB Xpand
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Distributed SQL: The Architecture Behind MariaDB Xpand
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