A new cloud-based 3D data management and storage solution powered by Microsoft Azure manages, processes and visualizes massive amounts of 3D spatial data in seconds.
Euclideon is a SaaS developer in the geospatial industry, providing patented Unlimited Detail 3D data technology to help organizations digitally transform their decision-making and operations with 3D data solutions. In early September, the company announced that it was getting closer to the IPO with the release of a new cloud-based 3D data management and storage solution, Euclideon udCloud.
Unlimited retail software in the cloud
udCloud is a new cloud-based 3D data management and storage solution powered by Microsoft Azure. udCloud integrates the company’s existing patented “uds” unlimited retail software that has no limitations on data size or scale, allowing viewing of massive amounts of data, including and beyond petabytes.
Historically, legacy data storage systems could not store and manage large amounts of data, and attempting this on-premises has been costly and complicated. udCloud solves this problem of storage and availability, as well as the ability to share and stream large 3D datasets from the cloud: not only “udStream” is very fast to view unlimited data size in unlimited details in a few seconds, it is also a data improvement and analysis toolbox that allows decisions to be made, shared from the cloud, for immediate action.
Euclideon’s Microsoft partnership is a very recent development. Currently, Microsoft Azure has 300,000 global customers / partners on its cloud platform, while 95% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure. Microsoft invests US $ 1 billion per year in security to protect customer data from cyber threats. As you might expect, Euclideon’s new udCloud platform on Azure attracts new customers for Euclideon, which leverages Microsoft Azure cloud data storage and management to streamline the entire 3D process. , from capturing and converting multiple formats, to uploading and cloud storage, to visualization, enhancement, including the future IoT, and analytics incorporating AI and machine learning to sharing from the cloud and from use.
There has been a lot of convergence in recent years, like Amazon which started in e-commerce and now offers cloud storage, and Microsoft which started developing software, and now also offers cloud storage. As a software developer, Euclideon has a natural cultural connection to Microsoft as a software industry innovator. Euclideon currently has no plans to look elsewhere and customers can still use their own data from other cloud providers.
Supported data types and tools
udCloud can work with commercial visualized data formats such as Cesium and Esri, and raw formats such as Sonar, GIS, GPS, BIM and photogrammetry. udCloud has developed its own “uds” format for faster, unlimited data processing and unlimited size. While all customer data in the cloud is kept in its original format for use, so that the full benefits of udStream visualization, improvement and analysis tools can be used on udCloud, all customer data is converted. in “uds” format. , so that the customer has both formats at the same time in the cloud.
Subscription model and customer types
While Euclideon udStream includes an ever-growing toolbox of 3D data improvement and analysis tools, Euclideon udStream customers pay only for stored 3D data storage per month. All visualization, improvement and analysis tools are free and these tools continue to develop throughout the year thanks to Euclideon’s R&D investments.
Some of these tools are vertical specific, such as cross-sections of roads and railroads, height measurements of underground mines, and highlighting overhanging foliage. A professional service team is available to develop specific bespoke solutions to order, while an additional software development kit (SDK) enables the creation of bespoke applications by independent software developers.
Euclideon distinguishes three types of customers: a single user, a project with several users, an organization with several projects each with several users. The billing system is based on data storage, the total number of data stored per month: initially Euclideon offers a 15 GB free trial, after which a customer becomes PAYG with a monthly payment by credit card or an Enterprise account more importantly negotiated to measure. UdStream software is the actual tool used, it is a very point-and-click intuitive design that can be used by general office staff, and not specific to programmers.
Euclideon’s culture of innovation and continuous improvement will be reflected in an ongoing pipeline of future product innovations and upgrades to Euclideon’s udCloud data management platform and visualization tools, d udStream enhancement and analysis: 3D data is stored and accessed from udCloud, while udStream is Euclideon’s visualization tool that can be used in a desktop or browser application, without the need for special hardware . Euclideon is currently developing a mobile application to further expand customer access. Data is hosted once and shared with many users, allowing seamless sharing and collaboration.