Rivium http://rivium.io Knowledge through Discovery Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How a Geospatial Analysis Organization Speeds Decisions with Rivium http://rivium.io/how-geoint-speeds-decisions-with-rivium/ http://rivium.io/how-geoint-speeds-decisions-with-rivium/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 10:09:23 +0000 http://rivium.velocitymarketing.com/?p=236 At this organization, the ability to quickly produce complete geospatial reports is crucial. Their mission includes answering targeted, location-based inquiries that rely on terrain, demographic, and other data then sharing those reports across the enterprise. The organization identified the need to increase operational agility and flexibility as well as the introduction of cutting-edge technologies into […]

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At this organization, the ability to quickly produce complete geospatial reports is crucial. Their mission includes answering targeted, location-based inquiries that rely on terrain, demographic, and other data then sharing those reports across the enterprise. The organization identified the need to increase operational agility and flexibility as well as the introduction of cutting-edge technologies into tradecraft as key objectives in their five-year strategy.

Unfortunately, teams at the organization traditionally stored their data and curated knowledge locally on shared drives or individual analysts’ “shoe boxes.” This process forced analysts to guess who might happen to have the data they needed for a given project, track it down, and request access before they could even start responding to important inquiries. The poorly integrated information systems, tools and data formats slashed the time available for deep analysis and lengthened response times for important inquiries.

Faster, Better Analysis for Decision Makers

The organization implemented MarkLogic 8.0 and the Rivium smart data discovery platform to fully enable entity services and activity-based analysis, and streamline analysts’ access to the entire corpus of agency knowledge. MarkLogic’s enterprise security and data management features and flexible data structure allowed the agency to consolidate all kinds of unstructured data into one searchable database while reliably enforcing data policies and security settings.

Analysts used Rivium’s data discovery platform to easily access and analyze the data. The platform provides not only powerful faceted search across the entire enterprise and external systems but also the ability to quickly visualize and filter data. Data views include geospatial, heat mapping, social network graphs, charts, tag clouds, or traditional tables.

Rivium’s collaborative workspaces encouraged better sharing across teams. Multiple analysts could work on shared projects using the same space and referencing the same data sources – without creating duplicate, shoe-boxed data. As each analyst added notes, comments and connections to objects in the course of his or her own analysis, everyone in the agency benefited from the knowledge enrichment created.

The newly integrated MarkLogic database and Rivium’s data discovery platform helped the organization’s users maximize their time on data-driven assessments and analyses to deliver faster, better insights for decision makers.

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How a Specialized Military Command uses Rivium http://rivium.io/how-special-operations-combatant-command-uses-rivium/ http://rivium.io/how-special-operations-combatant-command-uses-rivium/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 10:17:23 +0000 http://rivium.velocitymarketing.com/?p=242 Understanding the rapidly changing dynamics of combat situations is one of the toughest intelligence challenges. This organization constantly receives all kinds of data from multiple sources – email, news feeds, social media, imagery, field reports, and message traffic. Some analyst teams collaborate in close groups from the enterprise network; other users are geographically dispersed in […]

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Understanding the rapidly changing dynamics of combat situations is one of the toughest intelligence challenges. This organization constantly receives all kinds of data from multiple sources – email, news feeds, social media, imagery, field reports, and message traffic. Some analyst teams collaborate in close groups from the enterprise network; other users are geographically dispersed in remote and low-bandwidth locations.  Regardless of geographic location, their analysis ranges from strategic-level long-range planning, to tactically oriented operational analysis about specific locations, events, or organizational networks.

For military analysts, the mission and global environment are evolving constantly, often outpacing the time it takes to build network diagrams, disambiguate entities, and search multiple data sources to discover new links and patterns. The slow process of manually tagging data, building network maps, disambiguating names and entities, and searching disparate data sources to discover links and patterns hampered analysts’ ability to respond quickly to fluid situations.

The Command needed to provide access to vast amounts of federated information and automate more of their current processes to deliver answers faster. They turned to Rivium and MarkLogic for a more flexible and intuitive analytic solution. MarkLogic’s enterprise grade schema-less NoSQL database helped the organization consolidate access to their diverse datasets.  Rivium’s smart data discovery platform makes it faster, and easier for analysts to search the data, identify patterns, annotate and build reports, share their insights across various teams, and develop automated analytic products with a complete pedigree of data sources. Teams securely share searches, tags, comments, and in-progress reports with data-level access controls.

Rivium’s entity analytics and object visualizations make it easier to tag or link people and places to other essential information, such as financial records, videos, and pictures that auto-populate in the structured summary product. The platform provides a near-real time picture of complex links between people, places, and things. The agency makes better use of its data and teams can collaborate more directly to save time and deliver better results.

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Faster, More Flexible Object-Based Intelligence with Rivium http://rivium.io/faster-more-flexible-object-based-intelligence-with-rivium/ http://rivium.io/faster-more-flexible-object-based-intelligence-with-rivium/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 10:07:19 +0000 http://rivium.velocitymarketing.com/?p=235 Meeting government-wide mandates for transforming agency systems and processes to become more agile and flexible is particularly challenging for intelligence agencies. With so many teams of specialists studying different aspects of evolving situations, these agencies’ data, discovery and information fusion is by nature highly non-linear. Defense and intelligence agencies are moving toward cross-agency analytic modernization, […]

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Meeting government-wide mandates for transforming agency systems and processes to become more agile and flexible is particularly challenging for intelligence agencies. With so many teams of specialists studying different aspects of evolving situations, these agencies’ data, discovery and information fusion is by nature highly non-linear.

Defense and intelligence agencies are moving toward cross-agency analytic modernization, increased collaboration, and Object-Based Intelligence (OBI)/Object-Based Production (OBP). OBP aims to increase information integration and create a common landing zone for data that crosses organizational and functional boundaries.

Rivium’s smart data discovery platform is designed to integrate seamlessly with MarkLogic to make qualitative analysis faster, easier and more complete. It allows non-technical subject matter experts to easily discover relevant information in any format across all the enterprise’s data then quickly identify the most relevant items for deep analysis. Collaborative workspaces enable teams to work together efficiently and then publish their insights in dynamic online formats.

Learn more about Rivium for MarkLogic.

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