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GLOBE Claritas Data Management

Our new Data Management Layer (DML) allows you to run large industrial seismic processing projects efficiently. Claritas does not use an underlying database; instead, we have a flexible database functionality through the DML- without the overhead. You can create, move, back-up and restore projects. The DML lets you automatically store jobs, support files and data. And you can select your working project from a pull-down list, and change at any time. The DML is easily adaptable, fitting to your corporate data structure and workflows, and keeping multiple users and multiple projects organized.

The Data Management Layer is designed to help you run seismic processing projects more efficiently. It provides the functionality of a basic database by having a fixed directory structure within a seismic processing project. With the DML system all of the GLOBE Claritas tools, modules and components “know” where to look for specific file types; for example a file dialogue box launched from the DISCREAD module will open in the DATA directory, and from the NMO module will open in the VELOCITIES directory. Similarly the CVA velocity analysis tool will automatically save velocities into the VELOCITIES directory. A new PROJECTS tab on the launcher allows you to create, remove, back-up and restore data management projects. Backing up a project removes all explicit path names when the archive is created, so that the project can be recovered on a different computer, file system structure or operating system.

Data can be included or excluded at the back-up or restore stage, and the data storage disc can be changed on restore. A list of the projects on any given system are stored in the project registry. When you start the launcher you can select which project to work in from a pull-down list. You can change projects at any time, either by selecting a new project from the list in the launcher or job editor, or from the command-line via the setproj command. Project information is stored in a project marker file in the project itself. You can use shared file systems by registering each project you want to be able access on your computer.