Natural Resources

Send Your Big Data from Anywhere


The natural resources industry generates massive amounts of data. Whether it’s seismic readings of the earth’s surface during upstream exploration, equipment and drill site records used to optimize active deposits, or massive backups being created for disaster recovery, the natural resources industry is collecting and producing data in a greater variety, volume, and velocity than ever before.

Make Big Data Global Delivery Easier with Fast File Transfer

To work and collaborate effectively with this vast and varied data, a fast and reliable connection is vital. Traditional transfer methods, including HTTP, FTP, and TCP, weren’t designed to transfer data of this size and scope (multiple-petabytes), and they all suffer from speed degradation caused by latency and packet loss. This can mean days-long delays, meaning lost time, wasted resources and a direct impact on your efficiency and ROI.

FileCatalyst’s fast file transfer solutions are designed to accelerate and optimize large file transfers across great distances to maximize throughput and minimize wait times. FileCatalyst is the ideal solution for remote work sites including offshore rigs, remote mines, and anywhere else weak connections and latency are common.

Bottlenecks and Lost Connections: Sending Large Files from Around the Globe


All this natural resources data comes from a myriad of disparate and remote areas around the world. Files must travel huge distances across various connections, including such as satellite, wireless, and terrestrial links. But the nonuniform strength, quality, and performance of these connections can create disruptions.

Like transfer methods, storage locations are becoming equally as diverse, spanning on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. And once the data is stored, it does not necessarily remain stationary. Raw exploration data is typically sent to High Power Computing (HPC) firms to be processed and rendered into visual maps that can be analyzed before being returned to storage. Once prepared, it must again be shared across your organization’s departments, experts, and endpoints. This data also must be transferred to backup storage for disaster recovery.

Across the workflow, big data is always travelling great distances – and waiting for transfers is an unacceptable and costly inconvenience. That’s where FileCatalyst comes in.

The FileCatalyst Benefits

  • On-the-Fly Compression: On-the-fly compression and incremental transfers maximize transfer speeds, even on unreliable and remote networks.

  • Full Tracking Capabilities: Efficiently manage your deployment with transfer notifications via email or SNMP traps, near real-time reports and more.

  • Easy Integration: Easily integrate FileCatalyst into your infrastructure and enable automated data transfers from remote areas.

  • Reduced IT Costs: FileCatalyst’s simple deployment and administration optimizes your already existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for unnecessary or costly upgrades.

  • Easily Distribute Data: With FileCatalyst, you can quickly and securely distribute data across the WAN to your on-premises storage, off-premises data centers as well as public, or private, clouds.

  • Quickly Back Up Data: Quickly move and maintain offsite backups with FileCatalyst. Hopefully, disaster won’t strike, but if it does – FileCatalyst has you covered.


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FileCatalyst Helps the Natural Resources Industry


High-Performance Computing

Once exploration commences and the data is delivered to storage, organizations are left with a large collection of complex datasets made up of sophisticated algorithms and code. The various image, video, and other file formats require high-performance processing power to be manipulated, rendered, analyzed, converted into 3D models, and more.

Wait times can grow significantly when sending data to and from HPC facilities. FileCatalyst’s accelerated file transfer technology sends all this data, regardless of size, format, or distance, in record time by overcoming the transfer challenges faced by traditional transfer methods such as FTP and TCP.

Data Sharing and Collaboration

Once the data has been processed and analyzed at HPC facilities, insights can be gained from the post-stack data and action can be taken. However, these large files have to travel across the organization’s network of departments to the hands of engineers, geophysicists, and other experts. These connections can be very vast, varied, and unreliable when trying to move big data.

FileCatalyst’s synchronization features, found within FileCatalyst Direct’s client application HotFolder, ensure that everyone throughout every phase of the workflow has access to the most recent versions without the need for manual updates and fixes. Simply set the synchronization intervals on each endpoint and they will begin to synchronize.

Upstream Exploration and Extraction

Remote sensors, geospatial map files, and equipment data are some of the forms that big data takes while prospecting new drill sites and exploring potential oil deposits. Today, these datasets are often multi-terabyte in size, and they are only growing in size. To be utilized, all this data – no matter its source –  has to make it to your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid storage. Regardless of what type of storage you use and where it’s located, FileCatalyst’s patented UDP-based protocol can send these large datasets to any storage location at exceptionally fast speeds.

Disaster Recovery

Large amounts of time, resources, and efforts have been spent collecting and leveraging this valuable data. Losing it is unthinkable, so a proper disaster recovery process must be in place. FileCatalyst’s delta transfer feature provides accelerated data-mirroring to off-site backups, ensuring that your backups remain up to date. Industry standard 256-bit AES encryption provides security and byte-by-byte MD5 checksums ensure that every file maintains its integrity.


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