Store Seismic Data Better with VDS

We enable quick, unrestricted access to seismic data in the cloud.

Achieve cost-effective storage and quick data access with Bluware Volume Data Store (VDS™) and adaptive streaming technology.

Transform how you use and access seismic data.

Seismic data is very large, making it difficult to move and use in workflows, and migrating petabytes or even terabytes of it to the cloud is cost-prohibitive.

Bluware VDS compresses raw and interpreted seismic data sets, making them adaptable and scalable, giving your organization the advantages of deep learning, mega-data visualization, and cost-effective cloud storage.

WHY MOVE SEISMIC DATA TO THE CLOUD?

Storing data in the cloud is low-cost, yet oil and gas companies managing petabytes of seismic data are not jumping on the cloud storage bandwagon. 

Moving petabytes of seismic data to the cloud is difficult, and it doesn’t add significant business value. Plus lifting and shifting legacy tools and services to the cloud yields little value. It isn’t until applications, workflows, and even the data storage formats are re-engineered, that real business value and even cost-savings can be found. Explore how this is possible today with Bluware VDS cloud-native file format.

SUPPORTS MULTIPLE E&P DATA TYPES:

Seismic lines

regularized single-z horizons/height-maps

attribute volumes up to 6D

Pre-stack volumes

post-stack volumes

geo-body volumes

ADAPTIVE STREAMING

VDS eliminates the need to copy and convert data to different formats by only serving the required signal quality to the workflow, yielding extremely fast data access.

LOSSLESS & ADAPTIVE COMPRESSION

Our industry-tested compression allows the original SEG-Y data to be compressed to a level chosen by the user, creating significant size reduction without impacting workflows.

RANDOM ACCESS PATTERNS

VDS supports random-access patterns, which is key in enabling highly intensive workflows like interactive deep learning.

SERVERLESS

The VDS architecture is serverless and simple to deploy, so it is cloud-ready and highly transportable, reducing hardware and cloud storage costs.

OPTIMIZED FOR GPU AND MULTI-THREADING

VDS is fully optimized. Fast data performance is a result of leveraging predictive reading, GPU processing, and multi-threading.

WORKFLOW DRIVEN

Direct API access makes typical workflows easy.

SOLUTIONS

BLUWARE VDS ENABLES

INTERACTIVE DEEP LEARNING

INTERACTIVE DEEP LEARNING

enables geoscientists to accelerate workflows and influence results more quickly.

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USE OF CURRENT INTERPRETATION APPLICATIONS

USE OF CURRENT INTERPRETATION APPLICATIONS

with Bluware’s transcoding technology.

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TRANSMISSION OF SEISMIC DATA

TRANSMISSION OF SEISMIC DATA

via satellite from seismic acquisition areas, saving 6-8 weeks in data transit time.

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OPEN SOURCE

Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) Forum

In June 2020, Bluware contributed OpenVDS Version 1.0 to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum, an open-source storage format for fast, random access to multi-dimensional volumetric data.

Bluware now provides OpenVDS+, enabling compression of OpenVDS. OpenVDS+ is a free-to-use library that adds Bluware’s industry-leading wavelet compression technology to OpenVDS.

Bluware PlatformOSDU PlatformOSDU Platform
FeaturesVDSOpenVDSOpenVDS+
License TypeCommercialOpensourceFreeware
GPU-Enabled
Write with Compression
Read Compressed VDS
Available API’s and SDKs
Commercially Supported
CUSTOMER SUCCESS

TAKE IT FROM THE EXPERTS

“I can see all the software in the cloud giving us the ability to pull what we need to construct the workflows that best suit our assets. It truly is impressive how Bluware has made the data compression and random-access work together and how it has built them into a usable platform on which we can build our own seismic workflows.”

Tim Roden

Shell GeoSigns Software Manager

Is Your Seismic Data Ready for the Cloud?

Are you ready to enter the next generation of subsurface data management and workflows?