Spotlight on the Petroleum & Energy Industries (featuring NICE Software)



Andrea Rodolico, NICE Software’s CTO and Co-Fonder sat down with FileCatalyst’s President and Co-Founder John Tkaczewski to discuss file transfers, and how they can be accelerated using FileCatalyst Direct.

They also provide a description and case study of the joint solution leveraging the NICE Software Engine Frame and FileCatalyst Direct.

What & How

NICE Software had seen strong adoption by oil & gas for computing applications, as its software allows petroleum engineers to reduce submission time, track runtime, and efficiently manage large data-sets associated with daily uploads. However, within this industry, a considerable amount of time was being spent waiting for large data sets containing geophysical, seismic, and other types of data to be collected and exchanged.

To accelerate file transfers within NICE Software’s solution, FileCatalyst Direct was directly integrated within the existing EnginFrame software. The FileCatalyst Direct point-to-point solution enabled accelerated, and managed file transfers with the FileCatalyst patented UDP-based technology. The solution allows for file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps for any file size between cities, countries and even continents.

As a result of using FileCatalyst, EnginFrame’s client organizations were able to recoup lost time by gaining rapid access to their valuable data, applications, and resources. “We are pleased to report that this has resulted in measurably increased efficiencies,” said Antonio Arena, Solutions Architect for NICE software. The efficiencies gained were the results of faster file transfers, dramatically increased reliability, and reduced run times for CPU intensive applications such as seismic analysis and reservoir simulation software.


If you are in natural resources, or a current FileCatalyst or NICE software user, or you are evaluating either solution, this webinar is a great resource that provides information for each solution, and how they can be leveraged together.