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Tuesday, March 20 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Feeding a Hungry World: Using Oracle Products to Ensure Global Food Security

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The International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service predicts two of the leading economic indicators: Global Agricultural Output and US Agricultural Output.
The Division uses a convergence of evidence approach that incorporates observation and ground truth but is also heavily dependent on remotely sensed satellite (raster) data.
IPAD’s approach has been to unpack rasters and store them as vectors in database rows and columns and then to create derivative products. Decades of product development were built on this model.
Vectorizing rasters is slow and wasteful. With pixel sizes decreasing from 25 km to 10 km for IPAD's main data streams in 2018, data size and CPU usage are expected to grow by a factor of 2.5.
IPAD will stop preparing rolled up answers to questions that may never be asked. This presentation will focus on the use of Oracle technologies including the native SDO_GEORASTER type, Columnar In Memory, and the Exadata.

Speakers
avatar for Bertin Noutchang

Bertin Noutchang

sr software engineer, Inuteq
Mr. Noutchang has over 25 years of experience in software development, database design and Database administration. He is currently employed by InuTeq LLC as Sr software Engineer and is assigned to the International Production Assessment Division of the USDA Foreign Agricultural... Read More →
avatar for Mark Pelletier

Mark Pelletier

Database Engineer Senior Principal, USDA/Inuteq LLC
Mr. Pelletier has approximately 30 years of experience in sviceoftware development, database design, systems architecture and program management. He is currently employed by InuTeq LLC and is detailed to the International Production Assessment Division of the USDA Foreign Agricul... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:30pm - 2:55pm
3-Rm 103

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